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SDBE 525 Passive Design: Reading list

SDBE 525 Passive Design

Department: MSc in Sustainable Design and Built Environment

Module Description: The module will prepare students for playing a participatory role in the practice of designing passive buildings. It will demonstrate techniques for selecting strategies appropriate to climate and brief, and introduce passive methods of lighting, heating, and cooling buildings. It will introduce simple manual ways for assessing the effectiveness of design decisions, as well as giving students opportunities for furthering their use of current environmental software. The discussion of strategies will be given an international context for a wide applicability scope. The module content is backed up by self-learning material for both manual and simulation techniques. Further support for the learning will come from the module final project assignment.

Module texts

  • Corner, D. and Fillinger, J. (2017). Passive house details: solutions for high performance design. Routledge.

Recommended readings

  • Durakovic, B. (2021). PCM-Based building envelope systems: innovative energy solutions for passive deign. Springer.

  • Kosirm, M. (2019). Climate adaptability of buildings: bioclimatic design in the light of climate change. Springer.

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