Passive House in Different Climates: The Path to Net Zero

Passive House in Different Climates: The Path to Net Zero

by Mary James, James Bill

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Passive House in Different Climates introduces the seven Passive House principles, to help you create super-insulated, airtight buildings that require minimal energy use to heat, cool, dehumidify, and ventilate, with superior indoor air quality and year-round comfort. Seventeen case studies in four climate zones---marine, cold and very cold, mixed-dry and hot-dry, and mixed-humid and hot-humid---and in ten countries, show you how to achieve net-zero energy regardless of where you’re building or what type of building is required. Includes more than 150 color illustrations.

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ISBN-13: 9781317446279
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/20/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 45 MB
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About the Author

Mary James is a science writer who specializes in covering building energy efficiency. She has written several books about passive buildings in North America.

James Bill is president of Zero Impact Architecture and a founding member of Passive House California.

Table of Contents

1. Seven Principles of Passive House Design  2. Applying Passive House Principles in Different Climates  3. Evolving Passive House Standards  Part 1: Marine  4. Cohousing for Seasoned Folks  Case Study: Cohousing development with six units, Green Hammer, Portland, OR  5. Orchards at Orenco  Case Study: 57 Units of Workforce Housing, Ankrom Moisan Architects, Hillsboro, OR  6. Renovating a Family Pharmacy  Case Study:Retrofit of a pharmacy, Paul McNally, Clonmel, Ireland  7. The Existing District of Tomorrow  Case Study: Retrofit of 153 rowhouses, TeekenBeckersArchitects and Zuyd University, Kerkrade, Netherlands  Part 2: Cold and Very Cold  8. TAO House  Case Study: Single-family dwelling in a cohousing community, NEEDBASED, Taos, NM   9. Building with Straw  Case Study: Single-family home, Createrra, Bad Deutsch, Austria   10. Warren Woods Ecological Field Station  Case Study: University of Chicago Laboratory, GOLogic, Three Oaks, MI  11. Kolla School  Case Study: New primary school, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture, Kungsbacka, Sweden  Part 3: Mixed-Dry and Hot-Dry  12. Conversion of an 1880s Hay Barn  Case Study: Single-family house retrofit, VAND arquitectura, Arcones, Spain  13. Taller Passivhaus México  Case Study: Retrofit of single-family dwelling, Inhab, Mexico City, México  14. Casa Troni-Brien  Case Study: Net-zero single-family dwelling, Arquiambiente, Lo Barnechea, Chile  15. Library of Villamediana de Iregua  Case Study: Public Library, PlayArquitectura, Villamediana, Spain  16. Adjoining Office and Residential Buildings  Case Study: New construction, Schoberl and Poll, Zhouzhuo, China  Part 4: Mixed-Humid and Hot-Humid  17. A Brooklyn Row House Revived  Case Study: Retrofit of a townhouse, Jane Sanders and Build with Prospect, Brooklyn, NY  18. Mamaroneck EnerPHit House  Case Study: Single family retrofit, A.M. Benzing Architects, Mamaroneck, NY  19. Ivy City Passive Townhouses  Case Study: Six townhouses, Zavos Architecture+Design, Washington, D.C.  20. Zero Energy Design House  Case Study: New construction, ZedMJ Architects, Iksan, Korea  Bibliography  Index

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