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Positive Energy Homes: Creating Passive Houses for Better Living
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Robin Brimblecombe Robin Brimblecombe
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Positive Energy Homes: Creating Passive Houses for Better Living

Robin Brimblecombe Robin Brimblecombe


CSIRO Publishing

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design;
Architectural structure & design;
Building construction & materials


272 pages

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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.

By:   Robin Brimblecombe, Robin Brimblecombe
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 200mm, 
Weight:   851g
ISBN:   9781486303762
ISBN 10:   1486303765
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   May 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rob Brimblecombe is a practicing building scientist, who manages the Engineering and Sustainability team at Monash University, overseeing the design and delivery of energy efficiency retrofits and super-efficient solar-powered buildings. He lectures in energy efficiency and renewables and supervises a range of applied research projects in sustainable development. He is a certified Passive House Consultant, Green Star Accredited Professional and holds a PhD in Solar Energy. Kara Rosemeier is the chair of the Passive House Institute New Zealand, leads the Passive House Academy New Zealand and teaches building science in Auckland. Previously, she has been the director of an engineering consultancy, advised federal state government in Germany on matters of building energy efficiency, supported private clients on Passive Houses design, and supervised hundreds of retrofit projects. She holds a PhD in domestic air quality and ventilation, a Masters in Planning Practice (Hons) and a Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) in Architecture.

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