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Relevant Case Studies: A Benchmark for Future Design

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

Abstract

Active House Alliance proposes a new tool to help designers in the whole construction process, since the architectural concept, through the definition of energetic strategies, until the characterization of material and construction details. The AH Radar guides the design process and, at least, evaluates the project, according to the holistic integration of its three principles: Comfort, Energy, and Environment. This final chapter collects the evaluation of 16 Active House projects, analyzing the design strategies and evaluating them through the criteria of the AH Radar. All those case studies represent real virtuous examples of good design practice, available now.

Keywords

Active house Case studies Buildings evaluation AH radar Weighted criteria 

Supplementary material

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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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