Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design

Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design

By: Alison G. Kwok (author), Donald B. Corner (author), Jan C. Fillinger (author)Paperback

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Description

Passive House Details introduces the concepts, principles, and design processes of building ultralow-energy buildings. The objective of this book is to provide design goals, research, analysis, systems, details, and inspiring images of some of the most energy-efficient, carbon-neutral, healthy, and satisfying buildings currently built in the region. Other topics included: heat transfer, moisture management, performance targets, and climatic zones. Illustrated with more than 375 color images, the book is a visual catalog of construction details, materials, and systems drawn from projects contributed from forty firms. Fourteen in-depth case studies demonstrate the most energy-efficient systems for foundations, walls, floors, roofs, windows, doors, and more.

About Author

Donald B. Corner is a practicing architect and member of the College of Distinguished Professors of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. He has been recognized for research and innovative teaching in building construction and detailing. For the past 20 years he has offered an integrated course in the technology and design of the building enclosure. Jan C. Fillinger is principal of STUDIO-E Architecture, a certified passive house consultant, an educator, and a developer of sustainable projects in Eugene, Oregon, USA. His academic and professional design work focuses on reducing carbon emissions, through socially and environmentally conscious strategies, climate- and site-responsive buildings, and urban high-density projects. Alison G. Kwok, PhD, is an architect and certified passive house consultant. She teaches design studios, building performance seminars, and environmental technology. Her research includes adaptive and mitigation strategies for climate change, thermal comfort, and building performance case studies. She is co-author of the Green Studio Handbook and Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings.

Contents

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: Design Process for an Optimal Enclosure; Chapter 2: Foundation Systems and Details; Chapter 3: Floor Systems; Chapter 4: Wall Systems; Chapter 5: Roof Systems; Chapter 6: Openings for Windows and Doors; Chapter 7: Openings: Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical; Chapter 8: Case Studies; Appendix A Legend of Detail Materials; Appendix B Project Information; Bibliography; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138958265
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9781138958265
  • weight: 1225
  • ISBN10: 1138958263

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