May 4, 2016
How High Can We Go?
by Duncan Phillips, Meiring Beyers & Joel Good,
ASHRAE Journal, September 2009, pages 26-35.
1. Why is there a limit on the height if a building is to be a net-zero energy building?
A net zero building must ha
Assigned: Monday 23 May 2016
In class, Monday 30 May 2016
1. (20 points) This is a simplified and modified continuation of the in-class exercise on
rainwater collection and storage.
A house with deta
Sun, Shade and Wind Where You Want Them
by Richard F. Dempewolff,
Popular Mechanics, October 1960, 185-189 & 264-270.
1. Cite three distinct ways of providing summer shade.
Planting deciduous trees on the South side of a house will shade the
Beddington Zero Energy Developement (BedZED)
Read the following articles on line:
BedZED background on Wikipedia
An assessment seven years on
1. BedZED had multiple objectives. Cite three of them
to be carbon neutral
to protect the environme
Assigned: Monday 9 May 2016
In class, Monday 16 May 2016
1. (10 points) (This problem was suggested by Po Petersson, guest lecturer.) Because it
is desirable to monitor the efficiency of an enthalpy
A Question of Design
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart,
Chapter 1 of Cradle to Cradle, 2002
1. The chapter opens with the Titanic as an archetype of what the Industrial
Revolution produced, something designed to overcome nature but that succumbe