A Net-Zero Approach to Small Office Buildings

April 5, 2017

This presentation has been presented on several occasions with slight modifications:

USGBC National Capital Region and Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection – 2017 Montgomery County Energy Summit | April 5, 2017

PRESENTER
Scott Kelly, AIA, LEED Fellow, LFA – Re:Vision Architecture

 

Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) – 11th Annual North American Passive House Conference | September 24, 2016
Renamed: Passive House and the Small Office Building: Optimizing Envelope, Systems, and Costs

PRESENTERS
Scott Kelly, AIA, LEED Fellow, LFA – Re:Vision Architecture
Drew Lavine, RA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD – Re:Vision Architecture
David Salamon, CPHD – Re:Vision Architecture

 

International Living Future Institute – Living Future | May 13, 2016
Renamed: Market Feasible Net Zero Energy For Small Office Building?

PRESENTERS
Scott Kelly, AIA, LEED Fellow, LFA – Re:Vision Architecture
Drew Lavine, RA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD – Re:Vision Architecture

 

Although nearly 1/3 of US commercial office space is in buildings smaller than 25,000 square feet, netzero energy(NZE) dialogue and research on small office buildings is hard to come by. Utilizing a comparative study of a standard small office building design and an optimized NZE version, this session will explore the barriers and opportunities for NZE for small office buildings. Energy and cost models for both designs will be unpacked to demonstrate the financial case for energy efficiency/NZE. Along the way some of the critical ways our design approach should change to smartly meet the challenge of NZE emerge.