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THE PASSIVE HANDBOOK (2012)

THE PASSIVHAUS HANDBOOK: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTING AND RETROFITTING BUILDINGS FOR ULTRA-LOW PERFORMANCE BY ADAM DADEBY & JANET COTTERELL (2012)

“An essential guide for everyone wanting to realise a supremely comfortable, healthy and durable home with exceptionally low energy costs. Whether you are new to low-energy design or already have some experience, this book will help you navigate around the potential pitfalls and misconceptions. Passivhaus design focuses first on getting the building fabric right, to achieve ultra-low energy consumption in the most cost-effective manner. This book provides a clear explanation of the underlying building physics and detailed information on key elements: avoiding air leakiness, designing out thermal (cold) bridges, moisture management and ventilation strategy.”

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