This paper deals with the concept of energy efficient houses as integrated systems. Quantitative analysis is used to show that evenly distributed insulation is more effective than excessive insulation applied to only one element of a house and that ventilation rates are a critical factor in determining the magnitude of energy loss. For a new approach to be adopted on a large scale, it is suggested that a means to implement Planned Change is required. Various models to bring about this change are discussed with an indication of the final recipe used for a demonstration project.
Demonstration of energy efficient houses as integrated systems
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2nd International PLEA Conference, Crete, 28 June-1 July 1983. Passive and Low Energy Architecture, edited by Simos Yannas. Oxford:Pergamon,1983