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Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering

ZEMCH: Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes

Editors: Noguchi, Masa (Ed.)

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  • Explores the emerging ZEMCH concept, which fosters a new mindset regarding sustainable housing developments
  • Describes new strategies for incorporation of personalization in the house-building industry
  • Provides a package of interdisciplinary technical design and construction knowledge that will assist in delivery of sustainable homes in different climates
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In this book, leading international experts explore the emerging concept of the zero energy mass custom home (ZEMCH) – designed to meet the need for social, economic, and environmental sustainability – and provide all of the knowledge required for the delivery of zero energy mass customized housing and community developments in developed and developing countries. The coverage is wide ranging, progressing from explanation of the meaning of sustainable development to discussion of challenges and trends in mass housing, the advantages and disadvantages of prefabricated methods of construction, and the concepts of mass customization, mass personalization, and inclusive design. A chapter on energy use will aid the reader in designing and retrofitting housing to reduce energy demand and/or improve energy end‐use efficiency. Passive design strategies and active technologies (especially solar) are thoroughly reviewed. Application of the ZEMCH construction criteria to new buildings and refurbishment of old houses is explained and the methods and value of building performance simulation, analyzed. The concluding chapter presents examples of ZEMCH projects from around the world, with discussion of marketing strategy, design, quality assurance, and delivery challenges. The book will be invaluable as a training/teaching tool for both students and industry partners.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
ZEMCH: Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes
Editors
  • Masa Noguchi
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31967-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31967-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31965-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81165-9
Series ISSN
2366-259X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 360
Number of Illustrations
170 b/w illustrations
Topics