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The Passivhaus Handbook: A Practical Guide to Constructing and Retrofitting Buildings for Ultra-LowAdam Dadeby & Janet Cotterell (2012) is ‘an essential guide for anyone wanting to realize a supremely comfortable, healthy, and durable home with exceptionally low energy costs. This book brings together current thinking and best practice in Passivhaus design. This type of design focuses on getting the building fabric right, to achieve ultralow energy consumption in the most cost-effective manner. The approach is relevant to a wide range of building types and climates. Whether you are building an extension, retrofitting your house or starting from scratch, and 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. The book includes a clear explanation of the underlying building physics and terminology; detailed information on key elements of Passivhaus.’

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