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ABCS Future Source


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The future of building energy is available today. The energy we need is all around us, we just have to be smart enough to reach out and take it! See how we make buildings more efficient so the energy systems you install have power left over to sell.

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ABCS Future Source

  1. 1. Future Source ™POSITIVE ENERGY BUILDINGS Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  2. 2. THINK ABOUT IT The future source of all the energy we need surrounds us. We just have to be smart enough to reach out and take it. Structural IntegrityIt isn’t only about planning for the future. It’s about seizing opportunitiesand building solid foundations. There’s only ever one chance to do theright thing right the first time. There is never a right time to do the wrongthing, right? If the cost of energy is high today, it’s not realistic to bethinking that it will be less expensive in the future.Producing all the energy we need in private industry is less expensivetoday because it isn’t taxed, limited or restricted in any way by thegovernment. In fact, if you produce it yourself they’ll even subsidize it.Based on our history, it’s highly unlikely it will remain this way for long.Today, the National Grid pays private parties a premium to produceenergy - and sell them the excess at a tidy profit. It’s about freedom,independence and doing things Simply ‘Structurally’ Smarter. - R. P. “Mick” CEO, Ecolific Technologies / Abide Systems Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  3. 3. Future Source ™ CREATING LIVING BUILDINGS 1 2 3 Ultra-High Integrated Positive Performance Envelope + Electricity Generation = Energy Building NetLESS|Energy Efficient NetZERO|Energy Neutral NetPLUS|Energy ProviderCodependent • Social Adequacy Codependent • Social Standard Independent • Social Stimulant Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  4. 4. Future Source ™ THE REALITY IN BUILDING ENERGY A B C Minimizing Federal, State Low Operating Utility Usage Builds Value + Tax Incentives & Cost Rebates = & Construction Costs: Max ROI NetLESS|Energy Efficient NetZERO|Energy Neutral NetPLUS|Energy ProviderHigh Performance Building Envelopes Solar & Wind Powered Living Buildings Future Source Safe Harbor Facilities Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  5. 5. OUTLINEA Broad Overview of Why We Need to Build for High Performance The Dept. of Energy’s Zero Energy Building Policy Where Do We Consume Energy? Significance of Energy Savings in Buildings What are NetZERO & NetPLUS Energy Buildings? Taking The Initial Steps Using Advanced Technologies Energy Harnessing & Generation Reduce Lighting Energy Implementation Conclusion Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  6. 6. Zero-Energy Building PolicyThe U.S. Dept. of Energy aims to achieve marketable net-zeroenergy commercial buildings in all climate zones by 2025.Section 422 of the Energy Independence and SecurityAct of 2007 charges the agency with the…“establishment of zero net energy commercial buildings for:1. Any commercial building newly constructed in the UnitedStates by 2030;2. 50 percent of the commercial building stock of the UnitedStates by 2040;3. All commercial buildings in the United States by 2050.” “The only wrong time to be right is when you disagree with your wife.” Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  7. 7. Where Do We Consume Energy? 72% of Electricity is Consumed in Buildings, MOST of it wasted. Demand is Growing faster than the conservation measures taken.Critical Data Renewable energy is virtually untapped Nuclear energy is ecologically dangerous Organic fuels coal and petroleum are the most widely used, most costly to produce and diminishing rapidly US yearly consumes 95 Quadrillion BTUs (QUADs) of Energy 95 QUADs = 95,000,000,000, 000,000 BTUsIn Other Words 800,000,000,000 gallons of gasoline 97,040,000,000,000 cubic feet of natural gas 3,600,000,000 tons of coal 29,300,000,000,000 kWh of electricity Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  8. 8. Where Do We Waste Energy?More energy is wasted than we actually consume. Most of this rejectedenergy is from coal and petroleum, worsening the greenhouse effect. Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  9. 9. ENERGY SAVINGS IN BUILDINGS Significant Opportunities in REDUCING Energy Waste - As Well As Energy Consumption - Exists in All SectorsApproximately 48 QUADs consumed by Buildings 36% Space Air-Conditioning -> 17.3 QUADs 27% Space Illumination -> 12.9 QUADs 14 % Water Heating & Refrigeration -> 6.7 QUADs 11 % Electronics & Computers -> 5.3 QUADs 2% Cooking -> 1 QUAD 10 % All Other Consumption -> 4.8 QUADs1% Reduction = 0.48 QUADs Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  10. 10. ENERGY SAVINGS IN BUILDINGS Reduction coupled with Production of Energy, leading to NetZERO and NetPLUS Energy Buildings.0.48 QUADs = 480,000,000,000,000 BTUs In Other Words 3,843,360,000 gallons (US) of gasoline 14,592,127,680 liters of gasoline 17,280,000 tons of coal 465,808,320,000 cubic feet of natural gas 140,674,080,000 kWh of electricity Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  11. 11. Energy & Cost Optimization Starting Point Cost Neutral Point Minimum Cost Point ~3,000 Simulations Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  12. 12. Building for Zero Energy Involves Making Prudent Choices…Reduce Loads Envelope and orientation to reduce loads Insulation, air barrier & windows Envelope and orientation to meet loads Daylighting, passive solar heating, and natural ventilation Lighting design Daylighting Plug loads Design vs. owner loadsMatch Equipment to Loads Climate-specific HVAC designed for the remaining loadsMake Sure the Building Works Design quality in, and CommissioningConstant EvaluationKeep It SimpleChoose Site Specific Renewable Generation Carefully Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  13. 13. NetZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS Balances the amount of energy generated exactly with what is consumed.Several Definitions (or ways of accounting): NetZERO Site Energy Building – Produces as much renewable energy as it uses in a year at the site. NetZERO Source Energy Building – Produces (or purchases) as much renewable energy as it uses in a year when accounted for at the source. NetZERO Energy Costs Building – Receives as much money from the Utility Co. for on-site production of renewable energy as it pays in a year for energy services. NetZERO Energy Emissions Building – Produces (or purchases) enough emission-free renewable energy to offset emissions from all energy used in a year. Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  14. 14. NetPLUS ENERGY BUILDINGS The amount of energy generated exceeds what is consumed.Definitions NetPLUS Site Energy Building – Produces more renewable energy than it uses in a year at the site. NetPLUS Source Energy Building – Produces (or purchases) more renewable energy than it uses in a year when accounted for at the source. NetPLUS Energy Costs Building – Receives more money from the Utility Co. for on-site production of renewable energy than it pays in a year for energy services. NetPLUS Energy Emissions Building – Produces (or purchases) more emission-free renewable energy to offset emissions than all energy used in a year. Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  15. 15. TAKING THE INITIAL STEPS REDUCING ENERGY WASTE Begins With Making Buildings Stronger, Safer, Healthier and Able to Operate More Naturally and EfficientlyAbide’s NetLESS High Performance Building Envelopesexceed all ICBO, IRC and NFPA building - and IECC energy codes,delivering superior efficiency, greater comfort and healthier air quality forabout the same or even less than conventional construction methods, by:Truncating thermal losses at the foundation and structural members Eliminating air convection and particulates contamination by doubleand triple air-sealing floors, exterior walls, elevator shafts, and roofsEngineering the structural design to minimize structural members,while enhancing the overall strength of the building Eliminating fiberglass and particulates-producing cellulose, andproviding quality insulation, with the highest R-values - while adding 500#+pcf of sheer compressive / racking strength to the building Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  16. 16. Using Advanced TechnologiesMORE NATURALLY and Efficiently Means Integrating High Thermal Value Products With the Most Advanced Air Management Technologies Posiframe™ Structures use as much as 50% less raw materials and save 25% of the construction labor Polyfoam Organic Insulation made from vegetable oils and recycled plastics doesn’t let the outside in! Passive Air Circulation Energy Recovery (PACER™) systems use building pressures to naturally let in fresh air and exhaust processed (CO2) and stale air Insulated PassiveCore™ Wall Cavity Manifold Elements integrate electric conduits, air circulation, maintenance channels, eliminating duct chases - more usable space SDHV and cutting-edge air management: chiller, boiler and heat pump systems help reduce utilities by up to 65% Building, Industrial and Habitat Automation Systems give users, contractors and manufacturers monitoring and control access by Notebooks, Tablets & Smartphones Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  17. 17. Solution: PACER Air Management BUILDING PRESSURES and Solar Power Combine to Deliver Continuous Passive Air Circulation Energy Recovery Resulting in Endless Free Fresh AirBUILDING METABOLICSIntegral Systems Synergistically Create Healthier Environments Entire PACER system is building- pressure and solar power driven Fresh Air enter via the earth tube system, driven by solar collection processes and building pressures Passive energy recovery is a two stage integrated process, saving additional energy when HVAC systems come online Air circulates throughout the building via PassiveCore elements. CO2 and processed (or stale) air is exhausted after looping through variable speed drive enthalpy wheels embedded in the system Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  18. 18. Energy Harnessing & GenerationUsing LV LED Lighting, Monitoring and Controlling Consumption, TakingAdvantage of Plunging Costs for Solar PV, Wind & “Exotic” Technologies With the right combination Low voltage LED lighting has of state incentives and usable life-spans 20x that of electricity rates, solar PV & compact fluorescents wind systems can have a payback period of 5 years Kinetic technologies create - or less. energy by using membranes and capillary action under the Crystalline silicon PV devices floors, walking surfaces for are approaching the pedestrian and paving for theoretical limiting efficiency of 29% and achieve energy vehicular traffic payback periods of 1–2 yrs. Nano solar technologies in Solar thermal technologies glazing assemblies can create can easily handle all hot massive amounts of electricity, water requirements. while controlling heat gain Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  19. 19. Solution: Reduce Lighting EnergyDaylight + LV LED Light Augmentation = Free Energy + Low CostDaylightingLighting Intensity Design – 0.68 watts/SFMinimize Security/Night Lighting Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  20. 20. Implementation Knowledge is PowerUse Renewable Energy Measures Solar thermal collectors for service water as well as space heating Photovoltaic panels for direct electricity generation Electricity generation from wind energy Geothermal energy utilization Biomass / Recycling of Organic Waste Other renewable energy technologies as appropriateUse Passive Air Management Technology A naturally integrated respiratory system enhances a building’s metabolics, creating healthier environments Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  21. 21. Implementation Knowledge is PowerUse “Current” Automation & Control StrategiesVerify – Secondary accountability for billing or design assumptionsIdentify – Specific exceptional power and energy usesMonitor – Performance optimization of generation or consumptionequipmentReduce – Replace, curtail or eliminate unnecessary energy costs. Demand load balancing – Reduce synchronicity of operations Time of Use – Shift Operations to off peak rates Auto Response – Systems that adapt preferences to circumstances Counter Points – Adaptable set points based on broadcast rate changes Industrial Response – Incentive systems to reduce grid overload. Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  22. 22. Think It Costs Too Much?A high performance building envelope may actually cost LESS THAN A CONVENTIONAL low-efficiency assembly So, Think Again… Then call us at 888-537-1110 for more information about Abide Certified High Performance Building Envelopes “The Smartest Buildings Alive” or visit to find out how we do it. Simply • Structurally • Smarter
  23. 23. Future Source ™ BUILDINGS BEYOND THE CODES LEED: DESIGNED TO BE BOXED IN? Creativity and Style May Be Sacrificed at the Altar of Sustainability. Calling out the “Leadership” In Energy and Environmental Design to Bring the Future Back! The World’s Highest-Scoring LEED Building is located in Greater Noida, India.The Bayer MaterialScience office building, was rated LEED Platinum for New Construction, claiming 64 out of a possible 69 points – the highest score anywhere in the world so far. The building achieved this with high green marks in the areas of water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, innovation and design, a variety of special protections against solar gain and energy saving techniques in its building management system and a solar photo-voltaic system that kicks out more carbon free energy than the building consumes on an annual basis.The building makes use of polyurethane-based insulation, which cuts out 70 percent of the electricity that would have beenused by a conventionally constructed building - largely for cooling. It also harvests rainwater and treats graywater on site. Building to code is not the best building we can build; it’s the worst one allowed. We need to keep in mind that sustainability starts not with building to code, but building beyond code. - Scott Miller, former Director of Sustainability at Knauf Insulation Simply • Structurally • Smarter
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