Building design based on zero energy approach

  • Mitra Bagheri VirginiaTech University, USA
  • Danyal Ghanbari Barfeh Carnegie Melon University, USA
  • Mahdis Hamisi University of Texas Arlington, USA


In recent years, the issue of energy crisis has become one of the most challenging issues in the world. The need to minimize the use of fossil fuels, due to the increase in environmental pollution caused by excessive use, on the one hand, and the exhaustion of these resources, on the other hand, has made it necessary to use renewable energies as a suitable alternative. The construction industry, consuming about 40% of the world's energy, needs a fundamental transformation in design and construction. The purpose of this study is to build a design based on a zero-energy approach in Qazvin City. Research hypotheses have been investigated by providing solutions to reduce energy consumption and use renewable resources in zero-energy buildings. The research method of this research is descriptive-analytical. DesignBuilder software is used for simulation and dynamic thermal analysis of the structure. Based on the results of the research, the theory of designing and building zero-energy houses in Qazvin City can be achieved with the stated methods.

Keywords: Zero Energy Building, Greenhouse Gases, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy, Qazvin.

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