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

Tom Dollard

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 144

  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing

  • Date Published: Feb 2018

  • Stock Code: 87999

  • ISBN: 9781859469965

  • Binding: Paperback

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Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes is an illustrated practical design guide to delivering better energy performance in all types of new build homes. The performance gap between predicted and actual energy use in new homes has been identified as key problem by government and industry experts. This book introduces readers to the concept of the performance gap and highlights clear issues and solutions to help architects improve their detailing at design stage.  

  • Annotated details with photos taken from live construction sites 
  • Easy to access practical guide for busy practitioners 
  • Raises construction quality and performance of new homes
  • Promotes the case for more architect supervision throughout the construction process

About the Author

Tom Dollard

Tom Dollard is Head of Sustainable Design at Pollard Thomas Edwards. He is an architect with wide experience in sustainable design and construction, with a particular specialism in Passivhaus. He is author of the Zero Carbon Hub Builders' Book and has lead performance gap site reviews since 2013. He is vice-chair of the Zero Carbon Hub Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality research project and continues working with the hub on research to advise government and industry on current housing policy.

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