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Positive energy homes : creating passive houses for better living / Robin Brimblecombe and Kara Rosemeier
Bib ID 7293487
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Brimblecombe, Robin, author
 
Description Clayton South, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, [2017] 
©2017 
xii, 255 pages : colour illustrations, charts ; 26 cm 
ISBN 9781486303762 (paperback)
Summary

A guide to how positive energy living can be achieved, through homes that power themselves and empower their occupants. Positive energy homes enable people to live healthy and comfortable lives with energy left over to share. Creating a house you love that produces surplus energy is surprisingly easy with a thorough understanding of how buildings work and careful attention to detail in construction. The Passive House standard, with its well-proven track record, forms the basis for creating positive energy homes. This book explores the Passive House 'fabric first' approach, as well as the science and practicalities of effective ventilation strategies, smart options for heating and cooling, daylight harvesting, and efficient lighting and appliances. Positive Energy Homes provides home owners world-wide, architects and builders with an understanding of the principles and technical details of building these houses.

Full contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Creating healthy homes
  • 2. The thermal envelope
  • 3. Fresh air home delivery
  • 4. Hot water
  • 5. Heating and cooling
  • 6. Light, views and connection with the environment
  • 7. Appliances
  • 8. Toolbox
  • 9. Energy generation and storage
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Ecological houses.  |  Architecture and energy conservation.  |  Dwellings -- Environmental aspects.  |  Architecture, Domestic -- Environmental aspects.  |  Sustainable buildings.  |  Architecture and energy conservation.  |  Architecture, Domestic -- Environmental aspects.  |  Dwellings -- Environmental aspects.  |  Ecological houses.  |  Sustainable buildings.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Rosemeier, Kara, author

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