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Passive House in Different Climates

The Path to Net Zero, 1st Edition

By Mary James, James Bill


208 pages

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Passive House in Different Climates introduces the seven Passive House principles, to help you create super-insulated, airtight buildings that require minimal energy use to heat, cool, dehumidify, and ventilate, with superior indoor air quality and year-round comfort. Seventeen case studies in four climate zones---marine, cold and very cold, mixed-dry and hot-dry, and mixed-humid and hot-humid---and in ten countries, show you how to achieve net-zero energy regardless of where you’re building or what type of building is required. Includes more than 150 color illustrations.

Table of Contents

1. Seven Principles of Passive House Design 2. Applying Passive House Principles in Different Climates 3. Evolving Passive House Standards Part 1: Marine 4. Cohousing for Seasoned Folks Case Study: Cohousing development with six units, Green Hammer, Portland, OR 5. Orchards at Orenco Case Study: 57 Units of Workforce Housing, Ankrom Moisan Architects, Hillsboro, OR 6. Renovating a Family Pharmacy Case Study:Retrofit of a pharmacy, Paul McNally, Clonmel, Ireland 7. The Existing District of Tomorrow Case Study: Retrofit of 153 rowhouses, TeekenBeckersArchitects and Zuyd University, Kerkrade, Netherlands Part 2: Cold and Very Cold 8. TAO House Case Study: Single-family dwelling in a cohousing community, NEEDBASED, Taos, NM 9. Building with Straw Case Study: Single-family home, Createrra, Bad Deutsch, Austria 10. Warren Woods Ecological Field Station Case Study: University of Chicago Laboratory, GOLogic, Three Oaks, MI 11. Kolla School Case Study: New primary school, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture, Kungsbacka, Sweden Part 3: Mixed-Dry and Hot-Dry 12. Conversion of an 1880s Hay Barn Case Study: Single-family house retrofit, VAND arquitectura, Arcones, Spain 13. Taller Passivhaus México Case Study: Retrofit of single-family dwelling, Inhab, Mexico City, México 14. Casa Troni-Brien Case Study: Net-zero single-family dwelling, Arquiambiente, Lo Barnechea, Chile 15. Library of Villamediana de Iregua Case Study: Public Library, PlayArquitectura, Villamediana, Spain 16. Adjoining Office and Residential Buildings Case Study: New construction, Schoberl and Poll, Zhouzhuo, China Part 4: Mixed-Humid and Hot-Humid 17. A Brooklyn Row House Revived Case Study: Retrofit of a townhouse, Jane Sanders and Build with Prospect, Brooklyn, NY 18. Mamaroneck EnerPHit House Case Study: Single family retrofit, A.M. Benzing Architects, Mamaroneck, NY 19. Ivy City Passive Townhouses Case Study: Six townhouses, Zavos Architecture+Design, Washington, D.C. 20. Zero Energy Design House Case Study: New construction, ZedMJ Architects, Iksan, Korea Bibliography Index

About the Authors

Mary James is a science writer who specializes in covering building energy efficiency. She has written several books about passive buildings in North America.

James Bill is president of Zero Impact Architecture and a founding member of Passive House California.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design
ARCHITECTURE / Codes & Standards