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Passive Building Strategies E-Book

3d passive building strategies ebook cover.pngPassive Buildings are designed to condition (heat and cool) a building with little or no use of mechanical, electrical or energy systems.

This downloadable, 43 page e-book includes the history of passive buildings, characteristics of passive buildings, examines the human health benefits of passive buildings and goes into detail on the various elements of passive building design. The book provides a step-by-step guide to the strategies for success in designing and building a passive building.

When you have completed reading this book, you should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of a passive building.
  • Understand basic passive building strategies.
  • Analyze the pros and cons of various basic and advanced passive building strategies.
  • Evaluate the applicability of various passive building strategies to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, as well as other popular green rating systems, such as Passivehaus, ASHRAE 189.1, BREEAM, and others.
  • Discuss case studies of residential and commercial passive buildings.
  • Understand the history of passive buildings.

Table of Contents:

  1. History of passive building
  2. Characteristics of passive building
  3. Human health benefits
  4. Five elements of passive solar design
  5. Building orientation
  6. Three passive solar design techniques
  7. Thermal mass
  8. Daylighting
  9. 6 Elements of good dayllighting design
  10. Shading
  11. Building envelope
  12. Insulated concrete forms
  13. Cool roofs
  14. Green roofs
  15. Infiltration
  16. Passive building and LEED 2009 and LEED v4
  17. LEED v4
  18. Energy and Atmosphere
  19. Indoor Environmental Quality
  20. LEED O+M and passive buildings
  21. ASHRAE 189.1-2011
  22. Green Globes
  23. BREEAM
  24. Passivehaus
  25. Passive building case studies
  26. Case study #1: Residential home in Carbondale, Ill.
  27. Residential passive vs. built to code
  28. Case study #2: Visitors Center at Zion National Park, Utah
  29. Summary of passive building strategies
  30. References
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