Integrated Buildings & Structures

  • 1.  Zero Energy Buildings and Materials

    Posted 11-28-2021 09:16 AM

    I would like to learn more about buildings with zero energy and which type of material we used to conserve the globe. What resources can we use to calculate the energy per construction area? Thank you for your help. 



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    Neeraj Singh S.M.ASCE
    student
    Agra
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  • 2.  RE: Zero Energy Buildings and Materials

    Posted 11-29-2021 12:13 PM
    Hello Neeraj,
    I would recommend reading some of the articles at https://www.buildingscience.com/. Lots of great information.

    Such as https://www.buildingscience.com/documents/confpapers/cp-1103-new-england-net-zero-production-houses/view

    Another good source is https://www.wbdg.org/resources/sustainability-building-envelope.


    Best wishes,
    Vik

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    Vikram Yadama Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
    Professor
    Washington State University CMEC
    Pullman WA
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  • 3.  RE: Zero Energy Buildings and Materials

    Posted 11-29-2021 02:06 PM
    Hi Neeraj!

    In my course "Standards and Sustainability", we start using BEES of NIST that is a tool online in order to estimate impact of a product. Later the students use the softwares that you can get for free from Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, ECOCALCULATOR and IMPACT ESTIMATOR, for projects.

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    Miguel Perez Lara Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE
    Professor
    Universidad Autónoma De Querétaro, México
    Santiago De Queretaro
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  • 4.  RE: Zero Energy Buildings and Materials

    Posted 11-29-2021 03:01 PM
    Yes, Miguel is correct. They are great resources. Also, you can find info on wood-based materials at EPDs - The Canadian Wood Council - CWC

    And another good source for wood products is https://corrim.org/.

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    Vikram Yadama Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
    Professor
    Washington State University CMEC
    Pullman WA
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  • 5.  RE: Zero Energy Buildings and Materials

    Posted 11-29-2021 11:25 PM

    Neeraj,

     

    Here is another site that I just learned about to analyze construction materials for most effective ways to reduce carbon -- Embodied Carbon Calculator for Construction (EC3) tool.

     

    Vikram Yadama

    Professor

    Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Composite Materials & Engineering Center (www.cmec.wsu.edu)

    Site Director, Center for Bioplastics & Biocomposites (https://www.cb2center.org)

    Paccar 154, 2001 East Grimes Way

    Pullman, WA 99164

    509.335.6261