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Active House: Smart Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

  • Lone Feifer
  • Marco Imperadori
  • Graziano Salvalai
  • Arianna Brambilla
  • Federica Brunone

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Lone Feifer, Marco Imperadori, Graziano Salvalai, Arianna Brambilla, Federica Brunone
    Pages 1-33
  3. Lone Feifer, Marco Imperadori, Graziano Salvalai, Arianna Brambilla, Federica Brunone
    Pages 35-52
  4. Lone Feifer, Marco Imperadori, Graziano Salvalai, Arianna Brambilla, Federica Brunone
    Pages 53-73
  5. Lone Feifer, Marco Imperadori, Graziano Salvalai, Arianna Brambilla, Federica Brunone
    Pages 75-100
  6. Lone Feifer, Marco Imperadori, Graziano Salvalai, Arianna Brambilla, Federica Brunone
    Pages 101-138

About this book

Introduction

The book provides an overview of the Active House (AH) vision, intended as a building design method “beyond” the passive approach for buildings of the future that will be more and more connected, smart and innovative. It offers a novel philosophical design approach in which buildings, new or renovated, are in balance with natural, renewable energies and become “concentrators-distributors” of energies instead of being consumers of resources. The book is composed of five chapters, providing information on fundamental aspects of innovations toward resource-efficient buildings, as well as case studies presenting the concept in practice. It demonstrates that a completely new design approach is possible, and that a turning point has been reached. Lastly, it shows how the AH Alliance, along with designers, institutions, industries and academies, is bringing a breath of fresh air to the world of construction.

Keywords

Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Lighting and Thermal Comfort Environmental Impact Smart Buildings nZEB Building Refurbishment Energy Performance Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Active House vision Energy efficient building design

Authors and affiliations

  • Lone Feifer
    • 1
  • Marco Imperadori
    • 2
  • Graziano Salvalai
    • 3
  • Arianna Brambilla
    • 4
  • Federica Brunone
    • 5
  1. 1.Active House AllianceBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of ABCPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of ABCPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.School of Architecture, Design and PlanningUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  5. 5.Department of ABCPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90814-4
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90813-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90814-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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