Ecohouse / Edition 3

Ecohouse / Edition 3

by Sue Roaf, Manuel Fuentes, Stephanie Thomas-Rees
     
 

Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house as a case-study Roaf guides the reader through the ideas for energy efficient design or 'eco design'. This third edition, a follow up to the best selling

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Overview

Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house as a case-study Roaf guides the reader through the ideas for energy efficient design or 'eco design'. This third edition, a follow up to the best selling original, includes new chapters on powering houses using renewable energy: wind, micro hydro and earth coupling buildings and heat pumps. As well as information on low impact materials and eco community design to ensure full coverage of the latest aspects of sustainability. It is an excellent comprehensive reference for architects, designers and their clients, as well as self builders, who wish to help make sustainable design a reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750669030
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/22/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
8.69(w) x 10.69(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Sue Roaf is Professor of Architectural Engineering at Heriot Watt University and Visiting Professor at the Open University. She publishes widely on traditional; technologies, sustainable buildings, ecohouse design and adapting buildings and cities for climate change. She designed and lives in the Oxford Ecohouse, the first UK building with a photovoltaic roof and does much to promote resilient low impact buildings through the conferences she organises on Solar Cities, Carbon Counting, Architectural Education, Thermal Comfort and Post Occupancy Evaluation. She is currently co-chairing the Westminster and Scottish Carbon Accounting Groups with Colin Challen MP and Sarah Boyak MSP.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction to Ecohouse 1: a design guide (First Edition)1
Introduction to Ecohouse 2: a design guide (Second Edition)14
1The form of the house: the building as an analogy19
2The environmental impact of building materials42
3Pushing the building envelope67
4Building-in soul100
5Ventilation110
6Health and happiness in the home141
7Passive solar design172
8Photovoltaics193
9Solar hot water systems230
10Using water wisely250
Case study introduction: towards the new vernacular277
Tools for understanding the case studies281
Glossary394
References402
Conversion Factors409
Index410

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