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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. Creating healthy homes
  • 2. The thermal envelope
  • 3. Fresh air home delivery
  • 4. Hot water
  • 5. Heating and cooling 6. Light, views and connection with the environment
  • 7. Appliances
  • 8. Toolbox
  • 9. Energy generation and storage
  • 10. Certification
  • 11. Positive energy living Index

About the Author

Rob Brimblecombe is a practicing building scientist, who manages the Engineering and Sustainability team at Monash University, overseeing the design and delivery of energy efficiency retrofits and super-efficient solar-powered buildings. He lectures in energy efficiency and renewables and supervises a range of applied research projects in sustainable development. He is a certified Passive House Consultant, Green Star Accredited Professional and holds a PhD in Solar Energy.

Kara Rosemeier is the chair of the Passive House Institute New Zealand, leads the Passive House Academy New Zealand and teaches building science in Auckland. Previously, she has been the director of an engineering consultancy, advised federal state government in Germany on matters of building energy efficiency, supported private clients on Passive Houses design, and supervised hundreds of retrofit projects. She holds a PhD in domestic air quality and ventilation, a Masters in Planning Practice (Hons) and a Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) in Architecture.

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