By Robert S Hastings,Maria Wall

This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a number of power suggestions for low-energy construction layout, contemplating various suggestions (energy conservation and renewable power) and applied sciences (relating to the development envelope, air flow, warmth supply, warmth creation, warmth garage, electrical energy and control). strength and life-cycle affects are regarded as the most important components, together with passive and energetic sunlight use, daylighting and excessive potency traditional warmth creation. every one quantity assesses the possibility of those concepts in a number of contexts, protecting diversified housing kinds (apartment, row and indifferent) in chilly, temperate and delicate climates. The notable record of professional authors from 14 nations encompasses a mixture of across the world revered teachers and practitioners, operating jointly in the framework of a five-year foreign power business enterprise (IEA) learn project.

Volume 1 offers options and suggestions, providing the reader a pretty good foundation for constructing thoughts, contemplating environmental and fiscal issues for housing tasks in numerous contexts.

Volume 2 bargains an in depth research of exemplary structures in numerous eu nations and examines a number of the applied sciences hired to accomplish their striking functionality. Aided by way of transparent, complete color illustrations, it bargains priceless insights into the applying of those technologies.

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