Architectural Quality of Low Energy Houses

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This paper expounds a systematic vocabulary concerning architectural quality in houses in general and low energy houses in particular. The vocabulary consists of nine themes. Inside each theme, examples are given of how to achieve both architectural quality and good environmental performance. The purpose is to provide a useful tool for communication and argumentation in order to further integrated design of houses with good architecture and good environmental performance. 

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This paper expounds a systematic vocabulary concerning architectural quality in houses in general and low energy houses in particular. The vocabulary consists of nine themes. Inside each theme, examples are given of how to achieve both architectural quality and good environmental performance. The purpose is to provide a useful tool for communication and argumentation in order to further integrated design of houses with good architecture and good environmental performance. 

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPassivhus Norden 2008 Conference Proceedings : Den første nordiske passivhuskonferanse
PublisherSINTEF
Publication date2008
Pages126-133
ISBN (Print)978-82-90122-33-6
StatePublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo
EventPassivhus Norden 2008 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 2 Apr 20083 Apr 2008
Conference number: 1

Conference

ConferencePassivhus Norden 2008
Nummer1
LandNorway
ByTrondheim
Periode02/04/200803/04/2008

    Research areas

  • Architectural quality, low energy houses, passive house

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