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A groundbreaking evolution towards - ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS

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Cities are growing faster, and buildings are getting taller.
Construction output worldwide will grow more than 70%, to $15 trillion by 2025

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A groundbreaking evolution towards - ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS

  1. 1. Groundbreaking evolution towards ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS New technologies for building power distribution
  2. 2. Hi everyone, I’m Elio Burguera (@ecburguera) and I would like to share with you some information about new green building technologies, mainly focusing on the future of Zero Energy Buildings
  3. 3. Cities are growing faster and buildings are getting taller
  4. 4. Construction output worldwide will grow more than 70%, to $15 trillion by 2025
  5. 5. U.S. Department of Energy buildings account for more than 40 % of total energy usage
  6. 6. U.S. Department of Energy and nearly 70 % of total electricity generated
  7. 7. In this way, Net Zero Energy Buildings represent a great solution for a sustainable energy future
  8. 8. National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office are residential or commercial buildings with greatly reduced energy needs through efficiency gains, such that the balance of energy needs can be supplied with renewable technologies within Net Zero Energy Buildings
  9. 9. We address this challenge … 20302025202020152010 Net Zero grid usage Increasing Renewables
  10. 10. But also… 20302025202020152010 Net Zero grid usage Increasing Renewables Increasing efficiency
  11. 11. • The lack of new technologies for architects and engineers • Increased construction cost for developers and owners It looks simple, but Zero Energy Buildings still have strong barriers to grow, mainly because of:
  12. 12. There is an unmet need for more competitive technologies to allow every building to become a Net Zero Energy Building… without any over cost for developers and owners To sum up
  13. 13. Some of the most important cost elements are: • Renewable energy sources • High efficient Lighting • Energy management systems • Intelligent metering • High efficient A/C and other mechanical equipment • Efficient thermal insulations
  14. 14. All of them represent high construction costs, but currently there are large investments in research looking to increase the efficiency and reduce cost on all these fields.
  15. 15. However, there is one that has gone unnoticed: Building Power Distribution
  16. 16. Building Power Distribution is an essential element of cost and time delivery in construction
  17. 17. …for more than a Century cables and pipes have been commonly used to distribute power in buildings,
  18. 18. …a complex, labor intensive and expensive job but it has been and is
  19. 19. This is a picture of the brand new expansion of the second biggest airport in the US
  20. 20. a simpler and greener alternative ? but, is there
  21. 21. Yes, there is…
  22. 22. has proven to be the simplest and most efficient system for power distribution. Busway systems
  23. 23. …and it requires 70% less time and labor to be installed
  24. 24. the busway technologies, that are currently in use, were designed more than 50 years ago and were meant to be used in large industries, not in buildings. That’s good news, but…
  25. 25. Therefore, the market is still urging for more efficient and competitive technologies specifically designed for buildings
  26. 26. recently, something has come: Shielded Paired Phase busway technology
  27. 27. Let’s take a look at this technology
  28. 28. US Patent 7,786,382 B2 Electbus’ Shielded Paired Phase Busway Technology By shielding the pairs, the electromagnetic fields are canceled T1S1 T2 R2 S2 R1
  29. 29. Improving transmission efficiency by nearly 25% and reducing cost by over 20%
  30. 30. and developed with plenty of details specifically tailored for buildings simple, more efficient and very competitive technology a breakthrough in building power distribution
  31. 31. more than a great product, it really is… a groundbreaking concept on engineering
  32. 32. C C C Integrated Power Backbone It’s called • Simple on engineering • Simple on installation • Simple on maintenance TM Power and control through the same bus
  33. 33. Proper power distribution can be the best insurance for users in a building But also safer and more reliable.
  34. 34. With an amazing market based on clean energies on construction Oxford Economics, Fredonia, Navigant Research and other sources US & Canada $14.75 billion Latin American $4.93 billion Other markets $109.97 billion $130 billion by 2018 Integrated Power Backbone global market, will reach TM
  35. 35. Let’s take a look at the future
  36. 36. Let’s take a look at the future Power distribution systems have had little improvement since the original patents of Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla… developed at the beginning of the 20th century
  37. 37. Do you think this will remain the same during this century ?
  38. 38. Of course not. The complex and costly power network will be gradually replaced by a simpler and more efficient system to guarantee a clean energy future
  39. 39. It will be simple, efficient and reliable Jeremy Rifkin Using Internet technology to transform the power grid of every continent into an ”energy-sharing inter-grid” that acts just like the Internet where millions of buildings are generating small amounts of energy locally, on-site.
  40. 40. dc distribution is making a come back Once a micro-grid generates its own power, AC high voltage transmission makes no sense, because there are no long distances to overcome
  41. 41. dc distribution is making a come back Once a micro-grid generates its own power, high voltage transmission makes no sense, because there are no long distances to overcomeIt’s not a revolution, it is evolution
  42. 42. …more precisely a groundbreaking evolution
  43. 43. Simple but powerful technologies for building power distribution www.buildingpowerdistribution.com

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