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Building a Passive House

The Architect's Logbook

  • Stefano Piraccini
  • Kristian Fabbri

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Stefano Piraccini
    Pages 1-10
  3. Stefano Piraccini
    Pages 27-49
  4. Stefano Piraccini
    Pages 51-85
  5. Stefano Piraccini
    Pages 87-127
  6. Kristian Fabbri
    Pages 129-161
  7. Stefano Piraccini
    Pages 163-201
  8. Stefano Piraccini
    Pages 203-232
  9. Kristian Fabbri
    Pages 259-293
  10. Stefano Piraccini
    Pages 295-322

About this book

Introduction

This book describes step-by-step the entire building process of a passive, energy-efficient house in a Mediterranean climate. It chronicles the creation of the Fiorita Passive House in Cesena, Italy, offering designers valuable tips and practical advice for their own projects. Written as a logbook, it not only provides essential technical information but is also an exciting story of the challenges encountered and the solutions that were found.

“How and where do I start when building a passive house? Do I need consultants? Will it cost too much? What precautions should I take in a Mediterranean region? What tools do I need? I want to build in wood, but what technical solutions should I use? What must I do regarding plants and equipment? And then, finally, will it really work?” These and many other questions filled the head of the author and designer when he tried his hand at building a passive house in the Mediterranean.

The designer, S. Piraccini, had long sought a book that would answer these answers – in vain. So he decided to brave these dangerous waters alone, and after successfully completing his project, he decided to write a book to help others in the same situation. The book is accompanied by detailed information on building physics and HVAC systems by his fellow architect, K. Fabbri.

Keywords

PASSIVE HOUSE design LOW ENERGY BUILDINGS TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION in architecture NZEB (NEAR ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS) SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE Mediterranean passive house

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefano Piraccini
    • 1
  • Kristian Fabbri
    • 2
  1. 1.CesenaItaly
  2. 2.CesenaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69938-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69937-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69938-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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