www.solarconnect.co.za
Towards Zero Energy Buildings
Who are we?
Alternative Energy Advisors to Architects
Roger Metcalfe : Solar Connect
Alastair Armstrong : AM Solar
+
Advis...
Solar Connect
Brand / Value system
Energy Efficient Building = Human
Health & Comfort = Financial Health =
Planetary Healt...
“ I’d put my money on the sun and Solar Energy.
What a source of power !
I hope we don’t have to wait ‘til oil and coal ru...
Architect : Artist & Engineer
Form = Aesthetics
Function = Technology
Integration of Form & Function
Residential Home + Photo-Voltaic
Roof (USA)
Integrated Design: Photo-Voltaic Roof
Rotating
Home.
Rolf Disch
(Germany)
MONUMENT.
NEGEV DESERT, ISRAEL
‘Flute’ Tower
Dome of Commemoration.
Arch/Math/Astronomy/Bldg Design/Emotional Ergonomics
What constitutes a zero or low
energy building ?
Passive Energy Management
Active Energy Management
THERMAL IMAGING SHOWING
HEAT LOSS
•Solar water heating
•Heat pumps
•Photovoltaic systems
•Lighting
•Remote sensing
•Insulation (Passive Energy Management)
•...
Bella Bella residential
off-grid development
10 of 42 homes
Gas Tank
Generator
Battery Bank
Solar Village - Freiburg, Germany
Large Scale Photo-Voltaic Installation
Entering new energy era
Need to break free from outdated paradigms
The sooner we start to think differently about energy m...
www.solarconnect.co.za
Alternative Energy Advisors
to Architects & Developers
Roger Metcalfe:
0824564233/roger@global.co.z...
Engineers powerpoint presentation. june 2013
Engineers powerpoint presentation. june 2013
Engineers powerpoint presentation. june 2013
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Engineers powerpoint presentation. june 2013

  1. 1. www.solarconnect.co.za Towards Zero Energy Buildings
  2. 2. Who are we? Alternative Energy Advisors to Architects Roger Metcalfe : Solar Connect Alastair Armstrong : AM Solar + Advisory panel Member Green Building Council of SA Solar Connect
  3. 3. Solar Connect Brand / Value system Energy Efficient Building = Human Health & Comfort = Financial Health = Planetary Health all of which arises from Environmental-Technological awareness Relevant to SANS 204 and 10400 XA
  4. 4. “ I’d put my money on the sun and Solar Energy. What a source of power ! I hope we don’t have to wait ‘til oil and coal run out before we tackle that “ Thomas Edison 1847-1931
  5. 5. Architect : Artist & Engineer Form = Aesthetics Function = Technology Integration of Form & Function
  6. 6. Residential Home + Photo-Voltaic Roof (USA)
  7. 7. Integrated Design: Photo-Voltaic Roof
  8. 8. Rotating Home. Rolf Disch (Germany)
  9. 9. MONUMENT. NEGEV DESERT, ISRAEL
  10. 10. ‘Flute’ Tower
  11. 11. Dome of Commemoration. Arch/Math/Astronomy/Bldg Design/Emotional Ergonomics
  12. 12. What constitutes a zero or low energy building ? Passive Energy Management Active Energy Management
  13. 13. THERMAL IMAGING SHOWING HEAT LOSS
  14. 14. •Solar water heating •Heat pumps •Photovoltaic systems •Lighting •Remote sensing •Insulation (Passive Energy Management) •Ventilation and optimum HVAC systems •Radiant Barriers (Heat reflection) •Material selection •Water management •Gas (water & space heating/cooking) •Security Elements contributing to Low Energy design
  15. 15. Bella Bella residential off-grid development 10 of 42 homes Gas Tank Generator Battery Bank
  16. 16. Solar Village - Freiburg, Germany Large Scale Photo-Voltaic Installation
  17. 17. Entering new energy era Need to break free from outdated paradigms The sooner we start to think differently about energy management the sooner we’ll reduce costs and stress levels and increase our quality of life. Conclusion
  18. 18. www.solarconnect.co.za Alternative Energy Advisors to Architects & Developers Roger Metcalfe: 0824564233/roger@global.co.za 22
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