A Multi-scenario Zero-energy Building Techno-economic Case Study Analysis for a Renovation of a Residential Building

Document Type: Research Article


Faculty of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran


According to the previous pieces of research, the building sector consumes about 40% of total yield energy and produce one-third of GHG pollution emission. This point shows the significant potential in two aspects of energy optimization and pollution reduction in this field. The purpose of this research as a case study is to construct a residential building and develop the paths for reaching a zero-energy building, considering GHG emissions in the climate of Tehran, Iran. In thirty scenarios of this study, solar panels, solar water heaters, ground source heat pumps, and combined heat and power generators were selected to provide the required power and energy in the building. All three passive, single active, and hybrid active scenarios were defined and analyzed with respect to technical and economic factors. In all of the defined scenarios, the conditions are two-folded: (a) considering the effect of national profits, fuel saving, and pollution reduction and (b) without considering them so that the results would become more realistic. In the end, three different types of conclusions were made with respect to macro-engineering, energy, and economic perspectives. Statistical conclusions based on a questionnaire filled by 50 people and the perspective of achieving NZEB definition are presented


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 12 June 2019
  • Receive Date: 01 April 2019
  • Revise Date: 16 May 2019
  • Accept Date: 18 May 2019