DESIGN AND COSNTRUCTION OF HIGH- PERFORMANCE HOMES

DESIGN AND COSNTRUCTION OF HIGH- PERFORMANCE HOMES.

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  • EAN: 9780415615280
  • ISBN: 978-0-415-61528-0
  • Editorial: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Páginas: 312
  • Materias:
    housing

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Both professionals and students are under increasing pressure to achieve high performance building design in the construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a complete guide which: features solar powered homes and the technologies they have employed in attaining net zero energy presents detailed case studies of innovative homes which have incorporated low energy design solutions, new materials, alternative building assemblies, digital fabrication, integrated engineering systems and operational controls introduces the use of integrated design principles in residential construction and covers the challenges and opportunities which come from this approach. Divided into four parts the book looks at the case studies, the architecture of the cases, the engineering of the cases and the integrated design approaches used, providing the reader with a thorough overview of all aspects which they need to know. With insights from guest authors who contribute their expertise in specific areas, this book provides a well-rounded and multi-faceted approach. This book is essential reading for students and professionals in design, architecture, engineering (civil, mechanical and electrical), construction and energy management

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