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The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual

A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings

By Christina Hopfe, Rob McLeod

Routledge – 2016 – 352 pages

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  • Paperback: $53.95
    978-0-415-52269-4
    July 1st 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

1. Passivhaus: Introduction 2. Basics and Principles 3. Passivhaus in Practice 3.1. Building Fabric 3.2. Building Services 4. Concept and Planning 5. Managing the Project; From Contracting to Delivery 6. Resources: Primer Documents, Tools Links, Training Courses, Further Reading

Name: The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual: A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Christina Hopfe, Rob 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...
Categories: Sustainable Architecture, Structure, Materials and Detailing, Professional Practice, Building Types, Green Construction