Toward zero net energy buildings

The building simulation code used for this study henceforth includes a generic model, fully coupled, for the complete modelling of the integration of PV panels in buildings. More and more used in the world, as a means of electricity production using renewable energy, PV systems are of great potential and are subject to numerous research programs. Their inclusion in building envelopes opens the way for zero net energy constructions, whose potential in terms of energy consumption and reduction of global warming is more and more recognised. In a near future, with constant developments and improvements, our building simulation code will be able to predict the energetic behaviourof zero net energy buildings and thus the evaluation and optimisation of their performances.

Updated: August 22, 2015 — 7:49 pm