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The Passivhaus designer's manual by Christina J. Hopfe, Robert S. McLeod

By Christina J. Hopfe, Robert S. McLeod

Passivhaus is the quickest growing to be strength functionality regular on this planet, with nearly 50,000 structures realised so far. appropriate to either family and non-domestic development varieties, the energy of Passivhaus lies within the simplicity of the idea that. As ecu and international power directives stream ever nearer in the direction of 0 (fossil) strength criteria, Passivhaus presents a powerful ‘fabric first’ technique from which to make the following step.

The Passivhaus Designers Manual is the main entire technical consultant on hand to these wishing to layout and construct Passivhaus and nil strength structures. As a technical reference for architects, engineers and development execs The Passivhaus Designers Manual provides:

  • State of the paintings counsel for a person designing or engaged on a Passivhaus project;
  • In intensity info on construction providers, together with excessive functionality air flow structures and ultra-low strength heating and cooling structures;
  • Holistic layout information encompassing: sunlight layout, ecological fabrics, thermal convenience, indoor air caliber and economics;
  • Practical recommendation on procurement equipment, undertaking administration and caliber assurance;
  • Renewable strength structures appropriate for Passivhaus and 0 power structures;
  • Practical case experiences from the united kingdom, united states, and Germany among others;
  • Detailed labored examples to teach you ways it’s performed and what to appear out for;
  • Expert suggestion from 20 international popular Passivhaus designers, architects, construction physicists and engineers.

Lavishly illustrated with nearly 2 hundred complete color illustrations, and provided by means of hugely skilled experts, this can be your one-stop store for entire functional info on Passivhaus and nil power constructions.

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Energy Policy, 46 (2012): 25–35. McLeod, R. , Hopfe, C. J. and Rezgui, Y. 2012b. A proposed method for generating high resolution current and future climate data for Passivhaus design. Energy and Buildings, 55: 481–93. McLeod, R. , Hopfe, C. J. and Kwan, A. (2013) An investigation into future performance and overheating risks in Passivhaus dwellings. Building and Environment, 70: 189–209. , Menti, U-P. and Notter, G. 2007. MINERGIE-P® – A building standard of the future. Proceedings of Clima 2007 WellBeing Indoors, REHVA World Congress, Helsinki, 10–14 June.

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