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Interrogating the technical, economic and cultural challenges of delivering the PassivHaus standard in the UK.

Schoenefeldt, Henrik, Nightingale, Adam, Ringrose, Jessica, Seaman, Rosie, Willett, Sebastian, Ashdown, Sam, Bowers, Karl, Gandhi, Natasha, Waterson, Tim, Hayward, Thomas, and others. (2014) Interrogating the technical, economic and cultural challenges of delivering the PassivHaus standard in the UK. . Published by the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment, Peer-reviewed ebook, 300 pp. PDF downloadable online. (KAR id:44559)

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A peer-reviewed eBook, which is based on a collaborative research project coordinated by Dr. Henrik Schoenefeldt at the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment at the University of Kent between May 2013 and June 2014. This project investigated how architectural practice and the building industry are adapting in order to successfully deliver Passivhaus standard buildings in the UK. Through detailed case studies the project explored the learning process underlying the delivery of fourteen buildings, certified between 2009 and 2013.

Largely founded on the study of the original project correspondence and semi-structured interviews with clients, architects, town planners, contractors and manufacturers, these case studies have illuminated the more immediate technical as well as the broader cultural challenges. The peer-reviewers of this book stressed that the findings included in the book are valuable to students, practitioners and academic researchers in the field of low-energy design. It was launched during the PassivHaus Project Conference, held at the Bulb Innovation Centre on the 27th June 2014.

Item Type: Internet publication
Uncontrolled keywords: Passivhaus, UK building industry, low energy buildings, housing
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Henrik Schoenefeldt
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 22:43 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:57 UTC
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