The dataset corresponds to (1) the ZEBRA tool, (2) its validation and (3) built-in examples. The ZEBRA tool is a novel, super-reduced, pedagogical model for scoping net zero buildings.
The validation is after ASHRAE Standard 140-2017 for space heating demand intensity after HERS Bestest (Judkoff & Neymark 1995). The built-in examples are domestic buildings located in the UK and are described in the PDF files and implemented in ZEBRA.
ZEBRA is a model for scoping net zero buildings (energy and/or carbon). It focuses on a first-principles, transparent approach to building physics and sustainability. The tool is meant to be used at very early design stage, to influence fundamental design decisions. Its scope is operational energy use (life cycle stage B6, EN 15978:2011) and upfront embodied carbon (life cycle stages A1-A5), although the commentary targets whole-life carbon.
Fosas, D., Mitchell, R., Nikolaidou, E., Roberts, M., Allen, S., Walker, I., Coley, D., 2021. Dataset for "Novel super-reduced, pedagogical model for scoping net zero buildings''. Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-01062.