Passive House Details introduces the concepts, principles, and design processes of building ultralow-energy buildings. The objective of this book is to provide design goals, research, analysis, systems, details, and inspiring images of some of the most energy-efficient, carbon-neutral, healthy, and satisfying buildings currently built in the region. Other topics included: heat transfer, moisture management, performance targets, and climatic zones. Illustrated with more than 375 color images, the book is a visual catalog of construction details, materials, and systems drawn from projects contributed from forty firms. Fourteen in-depth case studies demonstrate the most energy-efficient systems for foundations, walls, floors, roofs, windows, doors, and more.
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: Design Process for an Optimal Enclosure; Chapter 2: Foundation Systems and Details; Chapter 3: Floor Systems; Chapter 4: Wall Systems; Chapter 5: Roof Systems; Chapter 6: Openings for Windows and Doors; Chapter 7: Openings: Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical; Chapter 8: Case Studies; Appendix A Legend of Detail Materials; Appendix B Project Information; Bibliography; Index