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Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes

Author/EditorDollard, Tom (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781914124266
Pub Date01/10/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages232
Edition2ND ED
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 189(w)
A highly illustrated and updated guide to delivering better energy performance in all types of new build homes.
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How do we ensure sustainable buildings perform as intended?



The performance gap between predicted and actual energy use in new homes has been identified as a key problem by government and industry experts.



This updated edition is an illustrated practical design guide to delivering better energy performance in all types of new build homes. It introduces readers to the concept of the performance gap and highlights clear issues and solutions to help architects improve their detailing at design stage.
The book:





Features annotated details with photos taken from live construction sites
Includes accessible practical guidance for busy practitioners
Highlights how to boost the construction quality and performance of new homes
Promotes the case for more architect supervision throughout the construction process.



A new chapter features innovative, low-carbon building methods, including hempcrete blocks, clay blocks and straw bales. All information has been updated to reflect the latest data with fresh details and technologies.

How do we ensure sustainable buildings perform as intended?



The performance gap between predicted and actual energy use in new homes has been identified as a key problem by government and industry experts.



This updated edition is an illustrated practical design guide to delivering better energy performance in all types of new build homes. It introduces readers to the concept of the performance gap and highlights clear issues and solutions to help architects improve their detailing at design stage.
The book:





Features annotated details with photos taken from live construction sites
Includes accessible practical guidance for busy practitioners
Highlights how to boost the construction quality and performance of new homes
Promotes the case for more architect supervision throughout the construction process.



A new chapter features innovative, low-carbon building methods, including hempcrete blocks, clay blocks and straw bales. All information has been updated to reflect the latest data with fresh details and technologies.

Tom Dollard is Partner of Sustainability and Innovation at Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE). Tom hosts regular training days and events in sustainable design for the wider industry as well as for PTE. He is a core trainer for the Green Register of Construction Professionals and a Director of the Good Homes Alliance. He is a certified Passivhaus designer, BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor. Tom leads the design and site review process for the UK Government's 'Building for 2050' project, which will set out the required steps to accelerate the uptake of low-cost, low-carbon homes.

How to use this book Glossary Introduction Chapter 1: The performance gap and how to reduce it Chapter 2: How to detail a thermally efficient building envelope Chapter 3: Masonry - cavity wall construction Chapter 4: Concrete frame construction Chapter 5: Timber frame construction Chapter 6: Insulated concrete formwork Chapter 7: Off-site construction Chapter 8: Natural building materials Chapter 9: Building services performance Chapter 10: How to deliver improved performance Appendix 1: Site inspection checklist Appendix 2: Designed to Perform checklist Appendix 3: Thermal conductivity assumptions

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