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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'.

Now in its fourth edition, the bestselling Ecohouse continues to be both a technical guide and an inspiration for thousands of architects, designers and eco-builders all over the world.

Ecohouse provides design information about the latest low-impact materials and technologies, showcasing the newest and best ‘green’solutions. Revised and updated, this edition also includes new case studies inspiring readers with more real-life examples of how to make an ecohouse work.

Audience: Architects, designers, and engineers, both student and professional. Self-builders, eco-enthusiasts.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviews of previous editions:

‘Ecohouse is an invaluable and in depth resource for anybody wishing to get to grips with the issues of sustainability and domestic design. If you plan to build homes for the future, you really should be reading this book.’Oliver Heath, Blustin Heath Design

‘A must-read for architects, builders and eco-house enthusiasts!'Eco-Tech Magazine

'It's great to read a book with a no-nonsense message'The Architectural Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750669030
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/22/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction to Ecohouse 1: a design guide (First Edition) 1
Introduction to Ecohouse 2: a design guide (Second Edition) 14
1 The form of the house: the building as an analogy 19
2 The environmental impact of building materials 42
3 Pushing the building envelope 67
4 Building-in soul 100
5 Ventilation 110
6 Health and happiness in the home 141
7 Passive solar design 172
8 Photovoltaics 193
9 Solar hot water systems 230
10 Using water wisely 250
Case study introduction: towards the new vernacular 277
Tools for understanding the case studies 281
Glossary 394
References 402
Conversion Factors 409
Index 410
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