ZEMCH: Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes

  • Masa Noguchi

Part of the Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering book series (SPRTRCIENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sara Wilkinson, Mona Hajibandeh, Hilde Remoy
    Pages 1-29
  3. Kheira Anissa Tabet Aoul, Khaled Galal Ahmed, Sahera Bleibleh
    Pages 31-64
  4. Arman Hashemi, UnRyoung Kevin Kim, Pamela Bell, Dale Steinhardt, Karen Manley, Mark Southcombe
    Pages 65-94
  5. Masa Noguchi, Carlos Formoso, Cecília G. da Rocha, María Dolores Andújar-Montoya, Victor Bunster, Rebecca Cameron et al.
    Pages 95-119
  6. Victor Bunster, Masa Noguchi, Thomas Kvan
    Pages 121-149
  7. Karim Hadjri, Yasemin Afacan, Tulika Gadakari
    Pages 151-173
  8. Hasim Altan, Liangxiu Han, Karl Wagner, Jose Luis Gomez Ortega, Akash Deep
    Pages 175-207
  9. Hasim Altan, Mona Hajibandeh, Kheira Anissa Tabet Aoul, Akash Deep
    Pages 209-236
  10. Jun-Tae Kim, Jin-Hee Kim, Ahmed Hassan, Caroline Hachem, Fred Edmond Boafo
    Pages 237-274
  11. Laura Aelenei, Antonio Frattari, Laurent Riscala, Haşim Altan, Arman Hashemi, Kheira Anissa Tabet Aoul et al.
    Pages 275-309
  12. Hasim Altan, Roberto Padovani, Arman Hashemi
    Pages 311-338
  13. Masa Noguchi, Ercilia Hirota, Jun-Tae Kim, Carlos Formoso, Haşim Altan, Pamela Bell et al.
    Pages 339-360

About this book


In this book, leading international experts explore the emerging concept of the zero energy mass custom home (ZEMCH) – designed to meet the need for social, economic, and environmental sustainability – and provide all of the knowledge required for the delivery of zero energy mass customized housing and community developments in developed and developing countries. The coverage is wide ranging, progressing from explanation of the meaning of sustainable development to discussion of challenges and trends in mass housing, the advantages and disadvantages of prefabricated methods of construction, and the concepts of mass customization, mass personalization, and inclusive design. A chapter on energy use will aid the reader in designing and retrofitting housing to reduce energy demand and/or improve energy end‐use efficiency. Passive design strategies and active technologies (especially solar) are thoroughly reviewed. Application of the ZEMCH construction criteria to new buildings and refurbishment of old houses is explained and the methods and value of building performance simulation, analyzed. The concluding chapter presents examples of ZEMCH projects from around the world, with discussion of marketing strategy, design, quality assurance, and delivery challenges. The book will be invaluable as a training/teaching tool for both students and industry partners.


Energy Efficiency Housing Mass Customisation Quality Affordable Housing Sustainable Development ZEMCH Zero Energy Building

Editors and affiliations

  • Masa Noguchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Melbourne School of DesignUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31965-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31967-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-259X
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-2603
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