Low Energy Dwelling in Cold Conifer-Forested Microclimates: A Thermal Efficiency Case Study

Jun 23, 2010

A proposed carbon neutral dwelling in a cold region, alpine-forested microclimate is analyzed using a building energy analysis program and is redesigned to improve energy efficiency. The Passive House standard is used as a design guideline and a Passive House certified dwelling is used as a case study for comparison. By increasing thermal performance parameters of the proposed dwelling, energy costs are reduced by 67%.

Keith Bickford (The University of Idaho)
Frank Jacobus (The University of Idaho)
Presented at: 
ARCC/EAAE 2010 International Conference on Architectural Research
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)

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