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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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Description

Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move ever closer towards Zero (fossil) Energy standards, Passivhaus provides a robust ‘fabric first’ approach from which to make the next step.

The Passivhaus Designers Manual is the most comprehensive technical guide available to those wishing to design and build Passivhaus and Zero Energy Buildings. As a technical reference for architects, engineers and construction professionals The Passivhaus Designers Manual provides:

  • State of the art guidance for anyone designing or working on a Passivhaus project;
  • In depth information on building services, including high performance ventilations systems and ultra-low energy heating and cooling systems;
  • Holistic design guidance encompassing: daylight design, ecological materials, thermal comfort, indoor air quality and economics;
  • Practical advice on procurement methods, project management and quality assurance;
  • Renewable energy systems suitable for Passivhaus and Zero Energy Buildings;
  • Practical case studies from the UK, USA, and Germany amongst others;
  • Detailed worked examples to show you how it’s done and what to look out for;
  • Expert advice from 20 world renowned Passivhaus designers, architects, building physicists and engineers.

Lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 full colour illustrations, and presented by two highly experienced specialists, this is your one-stop shop for comprehensive practical information on Passivhaus and Zero Energy buildings.

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 almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As...
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