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Green Energy and Technology

Building a Passive House

The Architect's Logbook

Authors: Piraccini, Stefano, Fabbri, Kristian

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  • Tells the story of how the Fiorita Passive House, the first wooden multi-residence certified passive house in the Mediterranean, was builtProvides answers to essential questions, e.g. on the most effective design and technological solutions, that can’t be found in previous passive house literature
  • Includes detailed design and architectural information, construction site photos, and insights into the building physics
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About this book

This book describes step-by-step the entire building process of a passive, energy-efficient house in a Mediterranean climate. It chronicles the creation of the Fiorita Passive House in Cesena, Italy, offering designers valuable tips and practical advice for their own projects. Written as a logbook, it not only provides essential technical information but is also an exciting story of the challenges encountered and the solutions that were found.
“How and where do I start when building a passive house? Do I need consultants? Will it cost too much? What precautions should I take in a Mediterranean region? What tools do I need? I want to build in wood, but what technical solutions should I use? What must I do regarding plants and equipment? And then, finally, will it really work?” These and many other questions filled the head of the author and designer when he tried his hand at building a passive house in the Mediterranean.
The designer, S. Piraccini, had long sought a book that would answer these answers – in vain. So he decided to brave these dangerous waters alone, and after successfully completing his project, he decided to write a book to help others in the same situation. The book is accompanied by detailed information on building physics and HVAC systems by his fellow architect, K. Fabbri.

About the authors

Stefano Piraccini. (Cesena, 1976) Architect and PhD in Architecture (Building Technology), carries out his design work, dealing with issues such as environmental sustainability, nZEB (near Zero Energy Buildings) and technological innovation. His projects have won design competitions, exhibitions, architectural awards and are found in publications. Adjunct Professor in Detail Design for Energy Efficiency, at the Department of Architecture at the University of Bologna (ITALY). Author of scientific publications in books and articles. He has participated in conferences and commissions as a member and/or spokesperson. Technical and scientific consultant for Public Bodies and private parties. 
Kristian Fabbri. (Lecco, 1974) Architect and freelance architect and consultant on building energy performance, indoor environmental quality, thermal comfort, heritage and energy efficiency. Qualified Associate Professor Sector 09/C2 Environmental Physics and Nuclear Engineering ASN 2013. Consultant of the Emilia-Romagna Region (Public Bodies), SMEs and trade and professional organisations. Adjunct Professor in Environmental Physics and Building Simulation Technique at the Department of Architecture at the University of Bologna (ITALY). He has also conducted research and issued publications in the same fields, publishing more than 150 papers in international and national scientific journals, as well as books and technical manuals. In 2015 he published for SPRINGER International Publishing, the book: Fabbri K, Indoor thermal comfort perception. A Questionnaire Approach Focusing on Children, ISBN: 9783319186504. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69938-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69937-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88865-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building a Passive House
Book Subtitle
The Architect's Logbook
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69938-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69938-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69937-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88865-1
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 322
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations, 183 illustrations in colour
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