Designing Towards “Net-Zero” Buildings – Frank Mills
ASHRAE Midlands UK Chapter welcomed Frank Mills (ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer) to present to its members, through an online session. Frank provided an insightful presentation on “Designing Towards Net- Zero buildings”.
This presentation highlighted the design and operation principles of energy-efficient buildings and discussed the design strategies to achieve net-zero energy building. Frank focused on three areas for defining an NZEB - (1) Lean, (2) Clean, and (3) Green. He discussed the ASHRAE design standards, design calculations, building envelope, energy-efficient lighting measure, equipment, and zero energy cities. Finally, he gave a brief about his recent work in a net-zero hospital building.
We had a great audience participation and received a lot of positive feedback for Frank Mills presentation