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From Zero Energy to Zero Power Buildings: a new paradigm for a sustainable transition of the building stock
Type of publication: Journal paper
Citation: Bilardo_SCS_2023
Publication status: Published
Journal: Sustainable Cities and Society
Year: 2023
Month: December
URL: https://linkinghub.elsevier.co...
DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2023.105136
Abstract: This research introduces an innovative method aimed at evaluating building energy performance within urban environments and communities, departing from the conventional Zero Energy Building (ZEB) concept and introducing the Zero Power Building (ZPB) framework. This approach, overcoming the limitations of the ZEB concept, offers a holistic definition in line with the goal of achieving a Zero-emission Building stock. By employing a power balance assessment coupled with dynamic Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), this methodology surpasses traditional techniques, providing a more accurate assessment of energy consumption and generation patterns. The method was applied to a district case study encompassing seven nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs), demonstrating its potential efficacy. Findings indicate how the proposed framework can accurately evaluate the integration of energy storage and sharing strategies, increasing the Zero Power target from 29% to 51% of annual hours. In addition, the accuracy of KPIs was studied dynamically, identifying pivotal hourly patterns for a sustainable district optimization. The transition to the Zero Power Building framework and the utilization of dynamic KPIs offer viable solutions to address conventional limitations in building energy assessments. This approach aids in guiding targeted energy efficiency measures aimed at fostering sustainable and Zero-emission Communities.
Keywords: Zero Energy Building Zero Power Building Zero-emission Building Zero Energy District Zero Power District Energy Performance of Building Framework Building Performance Assessment Dynamic Performance Assessment
Projects Idiap
Authors Bilardo, Matteo
Kämpf, Jérôme
Fabrizio, Enrico
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