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An Introduction to Passive House
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
Date Published: Dec 2013
Stock Code: 79862
Total votes: 22
The best Passive House architects are masters of integrated design, searching for aesthetic beauty on the one hand and technical excellence on the other. No longer can it reasonably be considered adequate for buildings to look good in photographs, while performing badly in terms of their comfort or resource consumption.
An Introduction to Passive House contains essays and international case studies that reveal the technical and creative secrets of Passive House design. It serves as an introductory text to the subject, covering the key topics and issues; dispels the widespread myths and misconceptions; and will ultimately inspire architects, developers and clients alike, with case studies of aesthetically breath-taking projects from around the world.
Sarah Radif, Programme Leader, Architectural Technology Southampton Solent University
I found "An Introduction to Passive House" to be particularly informative, it is packed with well described and illustrated case studies. It explains key elements of Passive House standard in a straight forward, easy to follow manner which makes it ideal for students or anyone who is not familiar with the concept to comprehend.
Dr Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passivhaus Institute, Darmstadt
In this book, Justin Bere uses the language of an architect accented by numerous photos, drawings and examples. He rigorously dispels widespread misconceptions and shows how Passive House opens new possibilities for creative design. I hope that this book find many readers who will walk away inspired and motivated by the examples portrayed in it.
Dr Kenneth Sungho Park, Lecturer in Construction, Aston University
Date Reviewed: November 2014
This is a brilliant book for students and practitioners who do not know where to start for passive house. Although it is an introductory book it provided me with important and necessary knowledge from the origins of passive house to real life examples.
Elrond Burrell, Architect
Date Reviewed: September 2014
An Introduction to Passive House packs in a wealth of interesting and useful context, history, introductory technical guidance and wide-ranging inspirational case studies. It is a beautiful book with an excellent mix of information and inspiration. All architects would benefit from a copy of this book and should certainly familiarise themselves with the content of it before their clients start asking for the benefits Pasivhaus provides!
Go to my personal blog to read the full review: http://elrondburrell.com/blog/passivhaus-architects/
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