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The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual

A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings

Edited by Christina J. Hopfe, Robert S. McLeod

Routledge – 2016 – 320 pages

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    978-0-415-52269-4
    September 30th 2015
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Description

Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world with 30,000 buildings realised to date. Yet, remarkably, until now no book in English has been published which clearly explains how to design and build passivhaus. As a technical reference for architects, engineers and construction professionals The Passivhaus Designer's Manual provides:

  • a technical manual for anyone designing or working on a passivhaus project
  • state-of-the-art research such as climate data, window systems, wall assemblies and more
  • practical case studies based on live projects from the UK, USA, Japan and Australia
  • a local and ecological approach to passivhaus design and construction
  • a technical overview of the ‘whole life cycle’ approach to passivhaus design

Written by two highly experienced specialists in the field, the book is lavishly illustrated with over 200 full color illustrations, and includes a range of case studies - this is your one stop shop for practical and applicable information on passivahus.

Contents

About the Book. Contributor Biographies. Foreword by Amory Lovins. Preface Christina J. Hopfe and Robert S. McLeod 1. Introduction: Climate Change and the Built Environment Robert S. McLeod and Christina J. Hopfe 2. Thermal Comfort Louise Wille and Darren Woolf 3. Building Envelope: Construction Types and Window Design Niall Crosson, Christina J. Hopfe and Robert S. McLeod 4. Lighting and Daylighting Myriam Aries and Jan Wienold 5. Heat and Moisture Assessment Florian Antretter et al. 6. Heat and Hot Water Generation for Domestic Buildings Marek Miara 7. Heating and Cooling of Non-Residential Buildings Doreen Kalz 8. Ventilation Concepts: Planning and Implementation Michael Swainson 9. Renewable Energy Technologies Andrew Peel 10. Site Management and Quality Assurance John Morehead 11. PH Economics Nick Newman and Richard Whidborne 12. Passivhaus Refurbishment (EnerPHit) - a case study Ludwig Rongen Bibliography Index

Author Bio

Christina J. Hopfe is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sustainable Building Design at Loughborough University, England. In her role at Loughborough she is also the Programme Director of the Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling. Christina is the current IBPSA News Editor-in-chief of IBPSA World and a board member of IBPSA England.

Robert S. McLeod is an Associate of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and of Regeneration Partnership Ltd. His particular expertise is in Passivhaus and low carbon buildings. His research interests include the influence of sub-regional micro-climates and future climatic change on the performance of Passivhaus and low energy buildings.

Name: The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual: A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Christina J. Hopfe, Robert S. McLeod. Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world with 30,000 buildings realised to date. Yet, remarkably, until now no book in English has been published which clearly explains how to design and build passivhaus. As a technical...
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