Active house : smart nearly zero energy buildings / Lone Feifer, Marco Imperadori, Graziano Salvalai, Arianna Brambilla, Federica Brunone
Contributor(s): Imperadori, Marco [author.] | Salvalai, Graziano [author.] | Brambilla, Arianna [author.] | Brunone, Federica [author.].Material type: TextSeries: SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology: ; SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technologyPoliMI SpringerBriefs: Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, Description: 1 online resource (x, 138 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319908144; 3319908146.Subject(s): Sustainable buildings -- Design and construction | Home automation | Buildings -- Energy conservation | ARCHITECTURE / Adaptive Reuse & Renovation | ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments | ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice | ARCHITECTURE / Reference | Home automation | Sustainable buildings -- Design and construction | Sustainable development | Energy | Sustainable Architecture/Green Buildings | Building Physics, HVAC | Sustainable Development | Building Construction and Design | Energy EfficiencyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 720.47 LOC classification: TH880 | .F45 2018Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references.
What is an Active House? A vision beyond 2020 -- A new paradigm for holistic design: Active House prototypes at Politecnico di Milano -- A reflection on Active House in warm climates -- NZEB and AH: a case study for residential buildings in Northern Italy -- Relevant case studies: a benchmark for future design.
"The book provides an overview of the Active House (AH) vision, intended as a building design method 'beyond' the passive approach for buildings of the future that will be more and more connected, smart and innovative. It offers a novel philosophical design approach in which buildings, new or renovated, are in balance with natural, renewable energies and become 'concentrators-distributors' of energies instead of being consumers of resources. The book is composed of five chapters, providing information on fundamental aspects of innovations toward resource-efficient buildings, as well as case studies presenting the concept in practice. It demonstrates that a completely new design approach is possible, and that a turning point has been reached. Lastly, it shows how the AH Alliance, along with designers, institutions, industries and academies, is bringing a breath of fresh air to the world of construction."--Provided by publisher.
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