ISBN: 9780857840196 Year Added to Catalog: 2012 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Full-Color Throughout Dimensions: 8 x 10 Number of Pages: 256 Book Publisher: Green Books Release Date: November 26, 2012 Web Product ID: 708
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The Passivhaus Handbook
A Practical Guide to Constructing and Refurbishing Buildings for Ultra-Low-Energy Performance
The Passivhaus Handbook is an essential guide for everyone wanting to realize a supremely comfortable, healthy and durable home with exceptionally low energy costs. Whether you are building an extension, renovating your house or starting from scratch; and are new to low-energy design or already have some experience, this book will help you navigate the potential pitfalls and misconceptions. It brings together current thinking and best practices.
Passivhaus design focuses first on getting the building fabric right, to achieve ultra-low energy consumption in the most cost-effective manner. The approach is relevant to a wide range of building types and climates, not just to special structures. Passivhaus methodology can be combined with elements of other building standards, such as the UK’s Code for Sustainable Homes, or with other goals, such as a commitment to use low-impact and natural building materials.
This book includes:
• A clear explanation of the underlying physics of building
• Detailed information on key elements: avoiding air leakiness, designing out thermal (cold) bridges, moisture management and ventilation strategy
• Tips for creating a cooperative, motivated project team
• Photographs and diagrams throughout
With steeply rising energy prices, uncertain climatic changes and tightened economic times, the Passivhaus approach, proven over 20 years, offers a timely and practical response.
About the Authors
Janet Cotterell is a licensed architect with over 25 years' experience. She is also a certified Passivhaus Designer and holds an MSc in Architecture: Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies. Janet has a history of working in sensitive settings (conservation areas, listed buildings, historic parks) and therefore is familiar with the use of traditional and natural materials. Along with Adam Dadeby, she is director of Passivhaus Homes Ltd., which has recently completed one of the very few fully Certified Passivhaus retrofits in the UK. ...
Adam Dadeby is a certified Passivhaus Consultant and member of the AECB (the Sustainable Building Association) and holds a Dip. Arch in Architecture: Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies from the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). ...