Skip to main content

Reaching Net Zero

In Order to Read Online or Download Reaching Net Zero Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

Reaching Net Zero

Reaching Net Zero Book
Author : William D. Fletcher,Craig B. Smith
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-08-21
ISBN : 0128233664
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Reaching Net Zero: What It Takes to Solve the Global Climate Crisis addresses the imminent need to fully understand the causes, effects, and evidence of global warming; due to the large amount of climate disinformation and complexity of much of the available valid science, this book addresses the science of global warming in a concise, readable manner while providing an in-depth reference for readers who want more details or to study the sources of information. This book also investigates potential practical next steps of interest to concerned scientists, engineers, and citizens, with an aim to further discuss and achieve the eventual Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 'Net Zero' goals. Solving the problem of reaching net zero requires educating others to support the changes that must occur and to provide the possible solutions required. This is a necessary read for academics in climate and environmental science, and specialists such as those in earth science or environmental studies, covering the science, technology, economics, politics, international, and other issues involved in doing something about global warming. It is also important for those interested in global warming and anyone involved in decision-making processes and legislation that deal with reduction in carbon footprints. Provides in-depth discussion of understanding the problem of global warming, with clear explanations of the science behind global warming and climate change Features case studies of successes and failures in reducing carbon footprints, with advised potential solutions for reaching net zero Takes a realistic approach to the problems and solutions of global warming in light of all available evidence across multiple disciplines

Reaching Net Zero

Reaching Net Zero Book
Author : William D. Fletcher,Craig B. Smith
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-07-28
ISBN : 0128235578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Reaching Net Zero: What It Takes to Solve the Global Climate Crisis addresses the imminent need to fully understand the causes, effects, and evidence of global warming; due to the large amount of climate disinformation and complexity of much of the available valid science, this book addresses the science of global warming in a concise, readable manner while providing an in-depth reference for readers who want more details or to study the sources of information. This book also investigates potential practical next steps of interest to concerned scientists, engineers, and citizens, with an aim to further discuss and achieve the eventual Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ‘Net Zero’ goals. Solving the problem of reaching net zero requires educating others to support the changes that must occur and to provide the possible solutions required. This is a necessary read for academics in climate and environmental science, and specialists such as those in earth science or environmental studies, covering the science, technology, economics, politics, international, and other issues involved in doing something about global warming. It is also important for those interested in global warming and anyone involved in decision-making processes and legislation that deal with reduction in carbon footprints. Provides in-depth discussion of understanding the problem of global warming, with clear explanations of the science behind global warming and climate change Features case studies of successes and failures in reducing carbon footprints, with advised potential solutions for reaching net zero Takes a realistic approach to the problems and solutions of global warming in light of all available evidence across multiple disciplines

Getting to Net Zero Emissions Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

Getting to Net Zero Emissions  Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean Book
Author : Adrien Vogt-Schilb
Publisher : Inter-American Development Bank
Release : 2021-06-14
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

All Latin America and the Caribbean countries have ratified the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to between 1.5C and 2C above pre-industrial levels. Those goals require reaching net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by around 2050 and substantial reductions of CO2 emissions by 2030. Getting to Net-Zero Emissions takes stock of the lessons learnt from the experiences of country teams implementing the ongoing IDB-led Deep Decarbonization Pathways in Latin America and the Caribbean Project and proposes approaches to developing and delivering long-term pathways to net-zero emissions by 2050. The report shows the essential role played by long-term strategies in terms of identifying and planning the deployment of the infrastructure and policy packages necessary to ensure a just transition towards a net-zero emission economy. Long-term strategies will help governments anticipate fiscal and financial costs, manage trade-offs, minimize social impacts, and define the sequence of policy reforms and investment priorities required to deliver a carbon-neutral future. The design of long-term strategies by 2020 in line with the timeline envisaged in the context of the Paris Agreement can guide the establishment of more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and minimize stranded assets and associated costs. Long-term strategies are an essential instrument, both to contribute to the redirection of public and private investments, and to guide the dialogue with development institutions seeking to support sustainable and inclusive development. By reading this report, we hope that decision makers and technicians will gain insights into how to deliver decarbonization successfully.

A Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Feasibility Study for Green Fence Farm

A Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Feasibility Study for Green Fence Farm Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The purpose of this project is to assess the ability of Green Fence Farm, a 17 acre sustainable farming operation located in Greenville, VA, to become a net zero greenhouse gas farm operation. This project was conducted in several phases. First, the types and quantities of emissions were determined through an onsite fuel consumption evaluation and a greenhouse gas inventory of farm operations. Next, and calculations were used to determine the carbon sequestration capabilities of the soil and trees on the farm. Finally, ways to reduce emission and increase sequestration were examined with the intent of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions. All of this information was used to develop a comprehensive plan for how Green Fence Farms can reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions through changes in farming practices, energy conservation and efficiency measures, fuel switching, and increasing carbon sequestration. The plan includes suggested steps to take, as well as economic analyses for each recommendation. This project is of global significance because agriculture is one of the world's leading sources of annual greenhouse gas emissions. Meeting the food and fiber needs of the world's growing population will require the agricultural sector to grow. However, given that the effects of global climate change continues to worsen, it is imperative that while the agricultural sector grows, its emissions do not. Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of small farming operations is one way to lessen the global impact of the agricultural sector.

Zero and Net zero Energy Buildings and Homes

Zero and Net zero Energy Buildings and Homes Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Zero and net-zero energy buildings are seen by their advocates as crucial to the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and America's reliance on carbon-based fuels. But how feasible is it to expect new buildings to reach zero or net-zero energy use? What are the technical, social, political, and economic advantages to reaching that goal? These are among the questions addressed in this White Paper.

Global and Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Neutrality

Global and Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Neutrality Book
Author : Heleen van Soest,Michel den Elzen,Nicklas Forsell,Kendall Esmeijer,Detlef van Vuuren
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Global and Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Neutrality book written by Heleen van Soest,Michel den Elzen,Nicklas Forsell,Kendall Esmeijer,Detlef van Vuuren, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Speed and Scale

Speed and Scale Book
Author : John Doerr
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-10-26
ISBN : 0593420489
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Venture capitalist John Doerr reveals a sweeping—and actionable—plan to cut carbon emissions to net zero, using powerful levers to conquer humanity’s greatest challenge: climate change. In 2006, acclaimed investor John Doerr and his partners at Kleiner Perkins launched their first clean technology fund. They’ve backed more climate entrepreneurs than anyone and invested in a wide range of solutions, amassing hard-earned lessons along the way. Yet years later, despite breakthroughs in batteries, electric vehicles, and solar and wind power, we are not on track to limit global warming. Instead, we are on the brink of an all-out crisis. Today, climate change is being tackled inconsistently and insufficiently. More than ever, we need a clear course of action. What if the techniques that powered the rise of today's most innovative organizations were brought to bear on humanity's greatest challenge? Fueled by a powerful goal-setting tool called objectives and key results (OKRs), SPEED & SCALE offers an unprecedented global plan for cutting emissions and reaching net zero by 2050. Used by Google, Bono’s ONE foundation, and startups the world over, OKRs have scaled ideas into movements that changed the world. With clear-eyed realism and science-backed precision, Doerr identifies the OKRs we need to reduce emissions across every sector of the economy—with all possible speed. Equally inspiring and pragmatic, SPEED & SCALE intersperses Doerr’s learnings with firsthand accounts from Jeff Bezos, Christiana Figueres, Al Gore, Mary Barra, Bill Gates, and other intrepid entrepreneurs, activists, and scientists. A launchpad for those who want to act, this book is for ambitious leaders of every ilk. With a definitive plan, science, and inspiration on our side—there is no more time to waste.

Net Zero Energy Design

Net Zero Energy Design Book
Author : Thomas Hootman
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1118018540
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Written by an architect who is director of sustainability at a global architecture firm, this is a guide for architects and related construction professionals to design and build net zero commercial architecture. It offers practical strategies, step-by-step technical analysis, and valuable examples in addition to developed case studies. With a focus on application in a variety of building types and scales, the book also develops a broad based understanding of all the integrated principles involved in achieving net zero energy. The book is a practical guide for anyone venturing into net zero energy design, construction and operation, and also serves as an excellent resource on a variety of sustainable design topics.

GHG neutral EU 2050

GHG neutral EU 2050 Book
Author : Vicki Duscha,Jakob Wachsmuth,Johannes Eckstein,Benjamin Pfluger
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Given that the Paris Agreement has strengthened the long-term temperature goal and that it calls for a balance of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sinks within the 21st century, there is the urgent need to re-assess the long-term targets of the EU and to show how the target of GHG neutrality can be reached in the EU. The aim of this study was to design a scenario called “GHGneutral EU2050” as one way to realize a European Union with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions under further sustainability criteria. The scenario shows that a GHG-neutral EU is feasible even without the use of carbon capture and storage and with limited amounts of bioenergy. Key components of the scenario in all energy-consuming sectors (industry, buildings and transport) are a strong increase in energy efficiency as well as far-reaching electrification. These measures can reduce the final energy demand (including international transport) by about 37% and the share of electricity can be increased to almost 50%. In addition, a broad portfolio of other renewable energy options has to be exploited and substantial quantities of renewable fuels are required, which are produced from renewable electricity via electrolysis or based on biomass. Due to unavoidable GHG emissions from agriculture, industrial processes and waste treatment, achieving GHG neutrality also requires lower activity of the agricultural sector and an increased GHG sink from forestry. Besides the detailed quantitative description of a sectoral setup for all GHG-emitting sectors, the study contains a qualitative discussion of the sectoral options to reach GHG-neutrality, cross-sectoral interactions as well as the challenges associated with realizing such a scenario.

Net Zero Business Guide Your Guide to a Green Business

Net Zero Business Guide   Your Guide to a Green Business Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010*
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

"The Net-Zero Guide for Business is a project of the EarthWise Energy Working Group. The Guide will help local businesses identify their energy use and calculate consequent greenhouse gas emissions, and then make a Net-Zero Business Plan to reduce their energy use by 10 per cent as a first target. This will assist the community in reaching its 10 per cent energy use reduction target below 2005 levels by 2017 as outlined in the EarthWise CEAP."--website.

Green Building Illustrated

Green Building Illustrated Book
Author : Francis D. K. Ching,Ian M. Shapiro
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-11-04
ISBN : 1119653975
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

FULLY ILLUSTRATED, UPDATED GUIDE TO THE STRATEGIC DESIGN OF GREEN BUILDINGS In the tradition of Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a fully illustrated guide to the theory and practice of sustainable design. This guide provides architects, designers, and builders in the green design professional community a framework and detailed strategies for designing substantively green buildings. With a focus on sustainable sites, approaching and reaching net-zero energy, low and zero-water usage, minimum-impact materials and superior indoor environmental quality, this guide explains why we need to build green, as well as green building theory and advancements in the industry. This Second Edition includes: All-new case studies featuring geographically diverse buildings with proven zero energy performance Expanded coverage of zero energy building design, as well as zero water and zero waste buildings Practical guidance for the schematic design of high-performance buildings, heating and hot water system selection, building envelope details, and integrating renewable energy Advanced strategies, such as the concept of shape efficiency, and the optimal location for stairwells in buildings Additional strategies for affordability in green design and construction Updated references to the latest codes and standards This Second Edition of Green Building Illustrated is an excellent resource for professionals, students and those interested in the design and construction of sustainable buildings.

Green Building Illustrated

Green Building Illustrated Book
Author : Francis D. K. Ching,Ian M. Shapiro
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-11-19
ISBN : 1119653959
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

FULLY ILLUSTRATED, UPDATED GUIDE TO THE STRATEGIC DESIGN OF GREEN BUILDINGS In the tradition of Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a fully illustrated guide to the theory and practice of sustainable design. This guide provides architects, designers, and builders in the green design professional community a framework and detailed strategies for designing substantively green buildings. With a focus on sustainable sites, approaching and reaching net-zero energy, low and zero-water usage, minimum-impact materials and superior indoor environmental quality, this guide explains why we need to build green, as well as green building theory and advancements in the industry. This Second Edition includes: All-new case studies featuring geographically diverse buildings with proven zero energy performance Expanded coverage of zero energy building design, as well as zero water and zero waste buildings Practical guidance for the schematic design of high-performance buildings, heating and hot water system selection, building envelope details, and integrating renewable energy Advanced strategies, such as the concept of shape efficiency, and the optimal location for stairwells in buildings Additional strategies for affordability in green design and construction Updated references to the latest codes and standards This Second Edition of Green Building Illustrated is an excellent resource for professionals, students and those interested in the design and construction of sustainable buildings.

Affordable Multifamily Zero Energy New Homes

Affordable Multifamily Zero Energy New Homes Book
Author : Ted Bardacke,Walker Wells
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Affordable Multifamily Zero Energy New Homes book written by Ted Bardacke,Walker Wells, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Pathways to Net Zero Energy Buildings

Pathways to Net Zero Energy Buildings Book
Author : Scott Bucking
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Building Performance Simulation (BPS) is frequently used by decision-makers to estimate building energy consumption at the design stage. However, the true potential of BPS remains unrealized if trial and error methods of building simulation are used to identify combinations of parameters to reduce energy use. Optimization techniques combined with BPS offer many benefits such as: (i) identification of potential optimal designs which best achieve desired performance objectives; (ii) system level component integration by simultaneously considering conflicting trade-offs; and (iii) a process-oriented simulation tool that is complementary to BPS, eliminating the need for repetitive userinitiated model evaluations. However, the capability of optimization algorithms to effectively map out the entire solution space and discover information is farther reaching than building design. As shown in this thesis, optimization datasets are also a valuable resource for conducting uncertainty and sensitivity analyses and evaluating policies to incentivize low-energy building design. Two performance criteria are considered in this thesis: net-energy consumption and life-cycle cost. The term ‘performance-optimized’ refers to the extreme of these two criteria that is Net-Zero Energy (NZE) and cost-optimized buildings. A Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB) generates at least as much renewable energy on-site as it consumes in a given year. A cost-optimized building has the lowest life-cycle cost over a considered period. A focus of this thesis is identifying optimal pathways to NZE and cost-optimized building designs. This thesis proposes the following approaches to identify pathways to net-zero energy: (i) a redesign case-study of an existing near-Net-Zero Energy Home (NZEH) archetype using a proposed optimization methodology; (ii) the development of an information-driven hybrid evolutionary algorithm for optimal building design; (iii) a methodology for identifying the influence of design variations on building energy performance; (iv) a methodology to evaluate the effect of incentives on life-cycle energy-cost curves; and (v) effect of a time-of-use feed-in tariff on optimal net-zero energy home design. The optimization methodology consists of: (i) an energy model; (ii) a cost model; (iii) a custom optimization algorithm; (iv) a database; and (v) a statistics module. Several new simulation techniques are proposed to identify pathways to performance optimized net-zero energy buildings: (i) probability distribution functions extracted from previous simulations; (ii) back-tracking searches; and (iii) importance factors to summarize back-tracking search results. This thesis provides valuable information related to: (i) the development of performance based energy codes for buildings; (ii) systematic design of cost-optimized NZEHs; (iii) systematic analysis of the impact of different design parameters on energy consumption and cost; (iv) the study of incentive measures for NZEHs.

Issues in Science and Technology

Issues in Science and Technology Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Issues in Science and Technology book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Reaching the Goal

Reaching the Goal Book
Author : John Arthur Ricketts
Publisher : Pearson Education
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

“There is no doubt that this is a truly original and groundbreaking work in applying the Theory of Constraints. I run a services company and learned some things about the services business. Anyone involved in large services companies needs to look at what John is proposing. I will definitely quote this material frequently.” Chad Smith, Managing Partner, Constraints Management Group “The information presented in this book is badly needed by service providers who struggle to balance supply and demand with their resources.” Carol A. Ptak, CFPIM, CIRM “The techniques that John brings to light in this book are the bridge from the vision of Dr. Goldratt's work to the successful implementation in a range of services firms.” From the Foreword by Erik Bush, Vice President, IBM Global Services Discover the powerful Theory of Constraints (TOC), and use it to drive continuous performance improvement in any services organization Identify the hidden constraints that are limiting your organization, and manage or eliminate them Use TOC to improve the way you manage resources, projects, processes, finance, marketing, and sales Determine whether your organization faces an internal or external constraint, manage that constraint accordingly, and anticipate where the next constraint will arise Release latent capacity shrouded by common business practices Simplify processes that have grown unmanageably complex Optimize your enterprise as a whole rather than suboptimizing individual business units Get buy-in to fundamental changes in strategy, tactics, and operations Managing services is extremely challenging, and traditional “industrial” management techniques are no longer adequate. In Reaching the Goal, Dr. John Arthur Ricketts presents a breakthrough management approach that embraces what makes services different: their diversity, complexity, and unique distribution methods. Ricketts draws on Eli Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC), one of this generation's most successful management methodologies...thoroughly adapting it to the needs of today's professional, scientific, and technical services businesses. He reveals how to identify the surprising constraints that limit your organization's performance, execute more effectively within those constraints, and then loosen or even eliminate them. This book's relentlessly practical techniques reflect several years of advanced IBM research and consulting with enterprise clients. Step-by-step, Ricketts shows how to apply them throughout your most crucial business functions...from project management to finance, process improvement to sales and marketing. Whatever your role in improving service delivery, processes, or profitability, this book gives you the tools to reach your goals...and go beyond them Identify, manage, and overcome your key constraints Five steps to uncovering and addressing the real obstacles to improved performance Optimize core business functions, one step at a time Improve the way you manage resources, projects, processes, finance, and marketing Implement TOC rapidly and effectively Get buy-in, deploy infrastructure, and provide the right IT support?

Nordic businesses on climate transition competitiveness and growth

Nordic businesses on climate transition  competitiveness and growth Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Nordic Council of Ministers
Release : 2018-04-11
ISBN : 9289355697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

In order to investigate how climate efforts and competitiveness are connected in the Nordic region, CEO's and top management of some of the leading companies in the five countries have been interviewed. According to the interviews, the Nordic region can contribute to reaching the Paris Agreement. Climate change is top of mind of CEOs, chairs and top-level management in Nordic companies, and contributing to reaching global climate goals is not only altruistic. Almost all companies say that climate efforts can boost competitiveness. There is strong support for the Nordic region to be front runners in global climate efforts and acting together to push the EU to adapt more ambitious climate policies. The interviewed companies have approximately 540 000 employees. The aggregated revenue of the companies is around 200 billion EUR, corresponding to 17 percent of the GDP of the Nordic region.

On the Use of Integrated Daylighting and Energy Simulations to Drive the Design of a Large Net Zero Energy Office Building

On the Use of Integrated Daylighting and Energy Simulations to Drive the Design of a Large Net Zero Energy Office Building Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This paper illustrates the challenges of integrating rigorous daylight and electric lighting simulation data with whole-building energy models, and defends the need for such integration to achieve aggressive energy savings. Through a case study example, we examine the ways daylighting -- and daylighting simulation -- drove the design of a large net-zero energy project. We give a detailed review of the daylighting and electric lighting design process for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility (RSF), a 220,000 ft2 net-zero energy project the author worked on as a daylighting consultant. A review of the issues involved in simulating and validating the daylighting performance of the RSF will be detailed, including daylighting simulation, electric lighting control response, and integration of Radiance simulation data into the building energy model. Daylighting was a key strategy in reaching the contractual energy use goals for the RSF project; the building's program, layout, orientation and interior/furniture design were all influenced by the daylighting design, and simulation was critical in ensuring these many design components worked together in an integrated fashion, and would perform as required to meet a very aggressive energy performance goal, as expressed in a target energy use intensity.

The Molecular Fabric of Cells

The Molecular Fabric of Cells Book
Author : BIOTOL (Project),Open Universiteit (Heerlen, Netherlands),Thames Polytechnic
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Knowledge of the molecules which make up cells not only provides the basis upon which an understanding of cell function may be developed, but also provides the knowledge needed to manipulate and purify chemicals. The text therefore holds an importantand key position in both applied biology and biotechnology.

On the Use of Integrated Daylighting and Energy Simulations to Drive the Design of a Large Net zero Energy Office Building

On the Use of Integrated Daylighting and Energy Simulations to Drive the Design of a Large Net zero Energy Office Building Book
Author : Robert J. Guglielmetti
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This paper illustrates the challenges of integrating rigorous daylight and electric lighting simulation data with whole-building energy models, and defends the need for such integration to achieve aggressive energy savings. Through a case study example, we examine the ways daylighting -- and daylighting simulation -- drove the design of a large net-zero energy project. We give a detailed review of the daylighting and electric lighting design process for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility (RSF), a 220,000 ft2 net-zero energy project on which the author worked as a daylighting consultant. A review of the issues involved in simulating and validating the daylighting performance of the RSF will be detailed, including daylighting simulation, electric lighting control response, and integration of radiance simulation data into the building energy model. Daylighting was a key strategy in reaching the contractual energy use goals for the RSF project; the building's program, layout, orientation and interior/furniture design were all influenced by the daylighting design, and simulation was critical in ensuring these many design components worked together in an integrated fashion, and would perform as required to meet a very aggressive energy performance goal, as expressed in a target energy use intensity.