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Designing Toward Net-Zero Energy Commercial Buildings (MENA)

The Fifth International Conference on Efficient Building Design

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Designing Toward Net-Zero Energy Commercial Buildings (MENA)

Online  Wednesday, 19 Oct 2022
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EEST
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM GST

Course Description:

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are those which, on an annual basis, use no more energy from the utility grid than is provided by on-site renewable energy sources. These buildings use 50% to 70% less energy than comparable traditional buildings. The remaining energy use comes from renewable sources, like solar panels or wind turbines incorporated into the facility itself. The 3-hour course provides application knowledge of the design and operating principles for energy-efficient buildings and available technologies and systems to achieve NZEBs design. Building design strategies; review of current policy and regulation, energy, environmental and economic assessment of building’s performance; energy efficiency in HVAC, lighting, and appliances; and on-site renewable energy sources are topics covered.

 Course Topics:

  • Defining NZEBs
  • Why Net Zero
  • Background on CO2 and Global Warming
  • Targets for Net Zero
  • Examples and Case Studies
  • Energy Consumption
  • Design Standards and Calculations
  • NZEB Design

 Course Objectives:

  • Discuss Design Strategies to achieve NZEB
  • Discuss Design Principles of Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Describe Operating Principles of Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Describe Energy, Environmental & Economic Assessment of Building’s Performance


$111 ($100 ASHRAE Member)
Includes course materials and Certificate of Attendance

For Lebanese Professionals & Students in Lebanon contact sa113@aub.edu.lb

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