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1st Edition

Passive House in Different Climates
The Path to Net Zero

ISBN 9781138904057
Published June 22, 2016 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.