Passive Building Strategies E-Book
Passive 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:
- History of passive building
- Characteristics of passive building
- Human health benefits
- Five elements of passive solar design
- Building orientation
- Three passive solar design techniques
- Thermal mass
- 6 Elements of good dayllighting design
- Building envelope
- Insulated concrete forms
- Cool roofs
- Green roofs
- Passive building and LEED 2009 and LEED v4
- LEED v4
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Indoor Environmental Quality
- LEED O+M and passive buildings
- ASHRAE 189.1-2011
- Green Globes
- Passive building case studies
- Case study #1: Residential home in Carbondale, Ill.
- Residential passive vs. built to code
- Case study #2: Visitors Center at Zion National Park, Utah
- Summary of passive building strategies
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