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New residential scale ‘Buildings as Power Stations’ assessment tool

Coma Bassas, Ester, Jones, Phillip John ORCID:, Hall, Richard and Lannon, Simon Charles ORCID: 2014. New residential scale ‘Buildings as Power Stations’ assessment tool. Presented at: 9th Energy Forum. Advanced Building Skins, Bressanone, Italy, 28 - 29 October 2014. Advanced Building Skins. Energy Forum (9) Munich: Economic Forum, pp. 823-836.

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The concept of ‘Buildings as Power Stations’ (BAPS) represents a major shift in the way that electricity is generated, stored and used. Buildings are no longer simply consumers of electricity, but active players in the electric power system. The integration of photovoltaic modules and wind turbines with buildings is relatively well understood by architects; however, the sizing of the batteries, which has important building design implications, is generally not. The new BAPS tool assesses if a building has the potential to become a ‘Power Station’ by analysing the energy generated from building-integrated renewables (solar and wind), the effect of using electrical energy storage systems and the impact of introducing demand reduction technologies. The BAPS tool enables an architect, via an easy to understand user interface, to assess the potential for renewable energies and battery storage and provides guidance on the cost, space, ventilation and structural integration of the battery system with a residential building.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Publisher: Economic Forum
ISBN: 9783981205374
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 10:09

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