Passivhaus Handbook

Passivhaus Handbook

Passivhaus Handbook

The Passivhaus Handbook - a practical guide to constructing and retrofitting buildings for ultra-low-energy performance by Janet Cotterell and Adam Dadeby - published by Green Books.

The Passivhaus Handbook, one of the first comprehensive passive house books in English, is an essential guide for everyone wanting to realise a supremely comfortable, healthy and durable home with exceptionally low energy costs. Whether you are building an extension, retrofitting your house or starting from scratch; are new to low-energy design or already have some experience, this book will help you navigate around the potential pitfalls and misconceptions. It brings together current thinking and best practice.
 
  • A clear explanation of the underlying building physics.
     
  • Detailed information on key elements: avoiding air leakiness, designing out thermal (cold) bridges, moisture management and ventilation strategy.
     
  • Tips for creating a cooperative, motivated project team.
     
  • Photographs and diagrams throughout.

Whether you are building an extension, retrofitting your house or starting from scratch; are new to low-energy design or already have some experience, this book will help you navigate around the potential pitfalls and misconceptions. It brings together current thinking and best practice.

Paperback, 256 pages

Published: 25 Oct 2012

Format: 255mm x 205mm

‘Passivhaus construction looks like becoming not just popular in the UK, but commonplace. This is a no-nonsense and engaging introduction on how to do it.’
Kevin McCloud, presenter of Channel 4′s Grand Designs

‘This book gives a wonderful overview of Passivhaus in the UK today, not only enabling interested parties to understand the principles and pitfalls for their own projects, but also for policy makers and planning officers to understand how to avoid some of their ‘own goals’ in attempting to encourage conservation.’
Peter Warm, Passivhaus Certifier, WARM Low Energy Building Practice

‘I have now recommended your book to our four individual current Passivhaus clients wanting to build a Passivhaus. Your book will save me hours and hours of having to explain the principles of what we are trying do, to first time clients on a steep PH learning curve.’
Andrew Yeats CEPH Architect, Eco Arc Architects

‘I’m delighted to see everything about Passivhaus and its application in the UK collated for the first tiime, in The Passivhaus Handbook. The first-hand experience of the authors provides an excellent grounding for the book.’
Jon Bootland, Chief Executive, Passivhaus Trust

'The Passivhaus Handbook really is the ‘bible’ for developing passivhaus housing, particularly if you are thinking of a self-build passivhaus. The authors give substantial background into the “how and why of passivhaus” and then hold your hand through the whole process of a project. There is valuable guidance on setting up a passivhaus project, particularly applicable to self-build passivhaus, and then key practical aspects of a passivhaus project are each given a chapter. The book wraps up with chapters on living in a passivhaus, illustrated with four case studies, and a chapter specifically about UK policy.

The Passivhaus Handbook is the book you want if you are considering a self-build passivhaus. It is also the book you want if you are a construction professional working with owners who want a passivhaus home or are open to considering it. It gives you all the background understanding you need, guides you through the process of setting up your project and holds your hand while you tackle all the practical considerations of the process.'
Elrond Burrell, Architect, Writer and Speaker, elrondburrell.com

Brand: Green Books
Product Code: ISBN 9780857840196
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