Developing a methodology for appraising building integrated low or zero carbon technologies

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Awarding institution
  • University of Strathclyde
Date of award
  • 2012
Thesis identifier
  • T13113
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  • The advent of environmentally driven building regulations, rising energy costs, and heightened client awareness of energy related issues has increased the demand for assessing the potential of Low or Zero Carbon (LZC) energy supply systems. There are many software tools that have been developed to assist the designer in carrying out performance appraisals ranging from simple device models for feasibility assessments through to integrated simulation tools for detailed analyses of building integrated technologies. However, it is seldom the case that any one software tool can undertake a complete appraisal for building integrated LZC technologies. Usually a range of tools is required for different technology options at different design stages. Therefore there is a clear need for an effective assessment methodology for the use of software in LZC technology analysis. The objective of this project was to develop this methodology and apply the software (termed a "toolkit") to a 'real design' problem. The results from the analysis are discussed and clarity for presenting these results to non-technical stakeholders, within the design process, has been emphasised.
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  • Strathclyde theses - ask staff. Thesis no. : T13113
Date Created
  • 2012
Former identifier
  • 946486