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1st Edition

Sustainable Solar Housing
Two Volume Set

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ISBN 9781844078011
Published September 30, 2009 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a range of potential solutions for low-energy building design, considering different strategies (energy conservation and renewable energy) and technologies (relating to the building envelope, ventilation, heat delivery, heat production, heat storage, electricity and control). Energy and life-cycle impacts are considered as crucial factors, including passive and active solar use, daylighting and high efficiency conventional heat production. Each volume assesses the potential of these options in a variety of contexts, covering different housing types (apartment, row and detached) in cold, temperate and mild climates. The impressive list of expert authors from 14 countries includes a mix of internationally respected academics and practitioners, working together within the framework of a five-year International Energy Agency (IEA) research project. Volume 1 presents strategies and solutions, offering the reader a solid basis for developing concepts, considering environmental and economic concerns for housing projects in a variety of contexts. Volume 2 offers a detailed analysis of exemplary buildings in different European countries and examines the various technologies employed to achieve their remarkable performance. Aided by clear, full colour illustrations, it offers invaluable insights into the application of these technologies.

Table of Contents

Volume 1  Foreword  Introduction  Part I: Strategies  1. Introduction  2. Energy  3. Ecology  4. Economics of High-Performance Houses  5. Multi-Criteria Decisions  6. Marketing Sustainable Housing  Part II: Solutions  7. Solution Examples  8. Cold Climates  9. Temperate Climates  10. Mild Climates  Volume 2  Foreword  Introduction  Part I: Exemplary Buildings  1. Overview  2. The Lindas Passive House Project in Goteborg, Sweden  3. Gelsenkirchen Solar Housing Estate, Germany  4. Sunny Woods Apartment Building, Zurich  5. Wechsel Apartment Building, Stans, Switzerland  6. Vienna Utendorfgasse Passivhaus Apartment Building  7. Plus Energy House, Thening, Austria  Part II: Technologies  8. Introduction  9. Building Envelope  10. Ventilation  11.Heat Delivery  12. Heat Production  13. Sensible Heat Storage  14. Electricity  15. Building Information Systems

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Robert Hastings works with AEU Architecture, Energy and Environment GmbH, Switzerland. The highly successful Sustainable Solar Housing project was awarded the Energy Institute's Environment Award in 2007. Maria Wall is at the Department of Energy and Building Design, Lund University, Sweden.