The Passivhaus Handbook

The Passivhaus Handbook front cover

Passivhaus Homes partners, Janet Cotterell and Adam Dadeby's new book, The Passivhaus Handbook, published by Green Books, one of the first comprehensive passive house books in English, is an essential guide for everyone wanting to realise a supremely comfortable, healthy and durable home with exceptionally low energy costs. Whether you are building an extension, retrofitting your house or starting from scratch; are new to low-energy design or already have some experience, this book will help you navigate around the potential pitfalls and misconceptions. It brings together current thinking and best practice.
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‘Passivhaus construction looks like becoming not just popular in the UK, but commonplace. This is a no-nonsense and engaging introduction on how to do it.’ Kevin McCloud, presenter of Channel 4′s Grand Designs
‘This book gives a wonderful overview of Passivhaus in the UK today, not only enabling interested parties to understand the principles and pitfalls for their own projects, but also for policy makers and planning officers to understand how to avoid some of their ‘own goals’ in attempting to encourage conservation.’ Peter Warm, Passivhaus Certifier, WARM Low Energy Building Practice
‘I have now recommended your book to our four individual current Passivhaus clients wanting to build a Passivhaus. Your book will save me hours and hours of having to explain the principles of what we are trying do, to first time clients on a steep PH learning curve.’ Andrew Yeats CEPH Architect, Eco Arc Architects
‘I’m delighted to see everything about Passivhaus and its application in the UK collated for the first tiime, in The Passivhaus Handbook. The first-hand experience of the authors provides an excellent grounding for the book.’ Jon Bootland, Chief Executive, Passivhaus Trust
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