eBook: Keeping the Castle Safe
Third ebook in a four part series
To Live in comfort with the least effort. We all want it. But how can it be achieved?
Just think about the obvious, and follow it through in your building design and construction.
Our eBook series is here to help you get on top of some fundamental concepts.
They focus on thermal efficiency and the key elements required to achieve the highest performing building possible.
They explain the concepts behind such high performing Passive Houses in a very easy to understand way.
Technical concepts simply explained
Too often, technical and complicated explanations confuse us as to what is real.
Too often, explanations of building efficiency, sustainability, carbon footprints and passive building design, can leave us in the dark.
We’re often led to believe that a few solar panels, a green roof or timber cladding, is the answer. Quite simply, this is not correct.
The answer lies in correct design in terms of energy demand and thermal efficiency.
The overriding goal is to minimise the building’s energy requirements. Not simply to change how or where it gets its excessive energy demand from.
Believe it or not, there are still issues with the infrastructure and hardware required with alternative energy sources.
Doesn’t it make more sense to reduce the energy demands of the building in the first place? Well it does to us, and all those advocates of passive House and thermally efficient design.
These ebooks are our attempt to simplify a complex area. Don’t be fooled by the childlike illustrations. The information we have distilled into humorous vignettes is very real and authentic. It’s just that often, the best way to explain things is to tailor your presentation and pretend you are talking to a child.
And often the best way to understand important new information, is to put aside your preconceptions, and think in a open, childlike way.
By doing this (which is harder than it sounds) you might find that this new information is not so new after all.
And you might find yourself thinking, why aren’t we doing things a better way? There’s no reason we’re not.
We hope you enjoy our eBooks. They are for students of all ages.
Our eBook series includes
There are currently 4 eBooks in the series, each tackling a specific principle related to Passive House Buildings.
eBook 1. Comfy Clothes
eBook 2. Air Tightness
eBook 3. ** Keeping the Castle Safe **
eBook 4. No Spoons in the Wall