Understanding Passivhaus - The Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design

Understanding Passivhaus by Emma Walshaw of First In Architecture is a brief, clear, and complete guide to Passivhaus homes. Fundamental principles for all aspects of the enclosure are elegantly introduced and illustrated before 8 common Passivhaus building assemblies are presented and showcased in case studies.

Although of greatest utility for Passivhaus designers and builders, Understanding Passivhaus is an accessible introduction for homebuyers, developers, product designers, students, policy makers, and anyone interested in understanding both Passivhaus essentials and the most common approaches.

Understanding Passivhaus presents the Passivhaus thermal enclosure through 10 key topics from form factor to windows and shading. Each topic is described in clear, accessible terms and also illustrated. Consider this the Certified Passive House Designer course highlighted in 20 pages!

After your introduction to these fundamental concepts, you reach the heart: 8 fully-illustrated Passivhaus construction methods:
Solid concrete with rendered external insulation
Insulated concrete formwork
Solid masonry with Larsen trusses
Masonry cavitywall
Timber Frame with Larsen Trusses
Timber I Joist Frame
SIPS panels
Timber Frame

Details:Calculated is a new optional companion resource presenting thermal bridge Psi-value calculations of all key junctions in these constructions: foundation-to-wall, wall corners, wall-to-eaves, wall-to-verge and intermediate floor-to-exterior walls. In addition, window installation psi-values in each wall system for the head, sill, and jambs.

Understanding Passivhaus and Details:Calculated are more than books, they are time-saving Passivhaus design and drafting resources when you download the CAD, SketchUp, and Flixo files.

If you would like to learn more about the book - you can download a free sample by going to firstinarchitecture.co.uk/up-sample

1. Introduction
2. What is a Passivhaus
4. Certification
5. Principles of Passivhaus Design
6. Types of Construction
7. Construction Details
8. Case Studies
9. References and Further Reading

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    Understanding Passivhaus - The Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design
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    Emma Walshaw
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    Emma Walshaw
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