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Robustness study of a flexible zero-energy house

Marc Delghust UGent, Jelle Laverge UGent, Arnold Janssens UGent, Michel De Paepe UGent and Steven Van Dessel (2011) Passive house symposium 2011 : zero energy ready : conference proceedings. p.30-42
abstract
The U.S. Department of Energy launched the 5th Solar-Decathlon-competition, defying student teams from all over the world to conceive a house powered exclusively by the sun. Team Belgium, of Ghent University, conceived the E-Cube, a modular and flexible house, that could be adapted depending on the inhabitants, the building site and the climate. This paper focuses on that last aspect: the robustness and flexibility of the energy concept and the design, depending on the climate it is built in. Different climates are selected for the analyses, reaching from climates with extreme winters (Canada: Saskatoon) to arid climates (US: Las Vegas), through milder climates (Belgium: Ukkel and US: Washington D.C.). To cover both locally (Belgian) and internationally used energy-assessment procedures both the Flemish EPB-software as well as the PHPP-software are used. Furthermore, dynamic simulations in Trnsys are carried out to obtain more detailed and accurate feedback on the buildings’ dynamic thermal response. Through simulations with these three calculation methods, energy robustness is tested and alternative solutions for the building envelope are proposed, adapting the building to its boundary conditions. This paper presents the results from this study, analyzing the differences due to the climate, the calculation method and the design options.
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
passive house, zero-energy house, EPBD, PHPP, Trnsys, energy performance, Solar Decathlon, E-Cube, Team-Belgium
in
Passive house symposium 2011 : zero energy ready : conference proceedings
editor
Adriaan Baccaert and Peter Dellaert
article number
A 1.2
pages
30 - 42
publisher
Passiefhuis-Platform
place of publication
Brussels, Belgium
conference name
Passive House symposium 2011 : Zero energy ready
conference location
Brussels, Belgium
conference start
2011-10-07
conference end
2011-10-07
ISBN
9789081118262
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1923572
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1923572
date created
2011-10-10 13:10:25
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:53:20
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  abstract     = {The U.S. Department of Energy launched the 5th Solar-Decathlon-competition, defying student teams from all over the world to conceive a house powered exclusively by the sun. Team Belgium, of Ghent University, conceived the E-Cube, a modular and flexible house, that could be adapted depending on the inhabitants, the building site and the climate. This paper focuses on that last aspect: the robustness and flexibility of the energy concept and the design, depending on the climate it is built in. Different climates are selected for the analyses, reaching from climates with extreme winters (Canada: Saskatoon) to arid climates (US: Las Vegas), through milder climates (Belgium: Ukkel and US: Washington D.C.). To cover both locally (Belgian) and internationally used energy-assessment procedures both the Flemish EPB-software as well as the PHPP-software are used. Furthermore, dynamic simulations in Trnsys are carried out to obtain more detailed and accurate feedback on the buildings{\textquoteright} dynamic thermal response. Through simulations with these three calculation methods, energy robustness is tested and alternative solutions for the building envelope are proposed, adapting the building to its boundary conditions. This paper presents the results from this study, analyzing the differences due to the climate, the calculation method and the design options.},
  articleno    = {A 1.2},
  author       = {Delghust, Marc and Laverge, Jelle and Janssens, Arnold and De Paepe, Michel and Van Dessel, Steven},
  booktitle    = {Passive house symposium 2011 : zero energy ready : conference proceedings},
  editor       = {Baccaert, Adriaan and Dellaert, Peter},
  isbn         = {9789081118262},
  keyword      = {passive house,zero-energy house,EPBD,PHPP,Trnsys,energy performance,Solar Decathlon,E-Cube,Team-Belgium},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Brussels, Belgium},
  pages        = {A 1.2:30--A 1.2:42},
  publisher    = {Passiefhuis-Platform},
  title        = {Robustness study of a flexible zero-energy house},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Delghust, Marc, Jelle Laverge, Arnold Janssens, Michel De Paepe, and Steven Van Dessel. 2011. “Robustness Study of a Flexible Zero-energy House.” In Passive House Symposium 2011 : Zero Energy Ready : Conference Proceedings, ed. Adriaan Baccaert and Peter Dellaert, 30–42. Brussels, Belgium: Passiefhuis-Platform.
APA
Delghust, M., Laverge, J., Janssens, A., De Paepe, M., & Van Dessel, S. (2011). Robustness study of a flexible zero-energy house. In A. Baccaert & P. Dellaert (Eds.), Passive house symposium 2011 : zero energy ready : conference proceedings (pp. 30–42). Presented at the Passive House symposium 2011 : Zero energy ready, Brussels, Belgium: Passiefhuis-Platform.
Vancouver
1.
Delghust M, Laverge J, Janssens A, De Paepe M, Van Dessel S. Robustness study of a flexible zero-energy house. In: Baccaert A, Dellaert P, editors. Passive house symposium 2011 : zero energy ready : conference proceedings. Brussels, Belgium: Passiefhuis-Platform; 2011. p. 30–42.
MLA
Delghust, Marc, Jelle Laverge, Arnold Janssens, et al. “Robustness Study of a Flexible Zero-energy House.” Passive House Symposium 2011 : Zero Energy Ready : Conference Proceedings. Ed. Adriaan Baccaert & Peter Dellaert. Brussels, Belgium: Passiefhuis-Platform, 2011. 30–42. Print.