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- Hybrid buildings: a pathway to carbon neutral housing
- Newton, Peter W.; Tucker, Selwyn N.
- In the residential sector, there is growing interest in the concept of carbon neutral and net zero energy housing within the context of emerging climate change mitigation and energy security strategies. A hybrid building represents a new class of dwelling capable of achieving net zero energy, carbon neutral or zero carbon status. This article reports on the carbon footprints of alternative configurations of a hybrid building, where variations in performance are explored across different types of residential structure (detached, medium density, high-rise), different energy ratings of the shell, number and mix of domestic appliances in use, and type of distributed or local energy generation technology employed. Hybrid building pathways to zero carbon housing are identified, delivering average savings of approximately 11 tonnes CO2-e per year per dwelling compared with new detached project homes designed to current 5-star energy standards.
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- Swinburne University of Technology
- Architectural Science Review: special issue: Transforming markets in the built environment: adapting to climate change, Vol. 53, no. 1 (2010), pp. 95-106
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- Published version copyright © 2010 Earthscan. This version copyright © 2009 The authors. This article has been accepted for publication in the Architectural Science Review, however the version reproduced here in accordance with the publisher's copyright policy is the author's original draft and has not yet undergone peer review. It may vary substantially from the definitive version that appears as: Newton, P. W., & Tucker, S. N. (2010). Hybrid buildings: a pathway to carbon neutral housing. Architectural Science Review 53(1), 95-106.