lunes, 10 de septiembre de 2012

#books #arcitecture | Passive houses : energy efficient homes

Passive houses : energy efficient homes / Chris van Uffelen
Braun, [Berlin] : 2012.
239 p. : principalmente il. col., planos
ISBN 9783037681060
Biblioteca Sbc Aprendizaje A-72:504 PAS

Anyone who builds a house, is usually always include the question of its energy efficiency. Regardless of mandatory national standards and optional certificates are a general consensus has emerged from passive house. Within a few years this building standard is widely used. Depending on the climate zone passive houses require very different techniques, procedures and measures. These have now been solved by the uniform appearance of the once quite passive house and are now in very different-looking buildings found. This monograph presents 60 single-family houses in passive house design and shows the wonderful diversity of sustainable architecture.

The trend towards environmental awareness is decisively influencing the way we live our lives. As Passive Houses have been conceptualized and became part of our collective consciousness, architecture stands at the forefront of an emerging modern eco-friendly lifestyle. Taken back to basics, passive house architecture satisfies the desire to reduce the use of external primary energy. Depending on the climatic conditions, the utilization of different technologies, methods, and interventions is required, presenting a variety of challenges to the architects. This monograph portrays about 60 single family homes from across the world that showcase the great variety of exciting and at the same time sustainable architectural solutions.

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