Design and Analysis of Passive Buildings Using the Software Energy Plus and Open Studio
Being the major energy consumer of electricity and natural gas, buildings consume more than 70% of electricity and 30% of natural gas. On the way to passive buildings and zero energy buildings, investigation and improvement of energy efficiency of the buildings will result in significant reductions in energy demands and CO2 emissions; make cost savings and improve thermal comfort as well. Key steps of a successful green, energy efficient passive building can be summarized as whole building design, site design, building envelope design, lighting and day lighting design and HVAC system design.
Energy Plus software is mainly developed to simulate the performance of the buildings in the view of the above listed points. The design of a building or the analysis of an existing building with the software will show how efficient the building is or will be, and also helps finding the best efficient choice of the whole building system. Thesis focuses on the effect of changes in building envelope properties. In Turkey, topic of passive buildings has recently started to be studied. Therefore, this thesis aims to present efficient technologies providing energy savings in buildings, to present passive building concept and alternative energy simulation software.
Simulation was made for the existing building and the newly designed building. A reduction about 36% is achieved only with envelope material changes (36% reduction means 13 points out of 19 in LEED certification system).
29 Ağustos 1997 tarihinde İzmir’in Konak ilçesinde doğdu. İlk, orta ve lise eğitimini Kuşadası’nda tamamladı ve 2016 yılında Beykent Üniversitesi’nde Makine Mühendisliği bölümüne girerek eğitim hayatına devam etti. Şu an ise ”Pasif Bina Dizaynı” hakkında bitirme projesi üstünde çalışarak lisans eğitimine devam ediyor.