A Reflection on Active House in Warm Climates

  • Lone Feifer
  • Marco Imperadori
  • Graziano Salvalai
  • Arianna Brambilla
  • Federica Brunone
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


Active House represents the next generation of sustainable buildings, which have a positive balance between benefits and resources consumed. In this chapter, the adaptation of the model for warm climates is explained. The aim is to investigate how the standard fits the Mediterranean region and how it can be used to design an Active House in hot climate. A sensitivity analysis on design parameters is performed to investigate their influence on energy consumption and thermal comfort provided according to the Specifications. RhOME, an outstanding example of efficient and sustainable design, is used to validate the analysis.


Active house Sustainability AH in hot climates Energy efficiency Thermal comfort Design models Model validation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lone Feifer
    • 1
  • Marco Imperadori
    • 2
  • Graziano Salvalai
    • 2
  • Arianna Brambilla
    • 3
  • Federica Brunone
    • 2
  1. 1.Active House AllianceBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of ABCPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.School of Architecture, Design and PlanningUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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