Top critical review
A nice bang for the buck, worth a look.
on April 10, 2017
I only gave this book 3 stars, as it is not a superior book on the subject overall, -- however, at about $21 it is an exceptional buy, giving good reading material, and very good photos -- at an exceptional bang for the buck. I bought a 2nd copy for my niece's bookshelf. For the money, this is a very nice book to read about the inter-related topics of Passive House (German 'Passivhaus'), ZEH (zero energy homes), & zero net energy homes. This book contains over a dozen interesting low energy case studies, which are basically all wood frame variants. The home heating section is pretty good & useful. If you know someone building a new home, or intending to buy an existing home, this would be a good book for them to review before they plunk down their hard-earned cash. It may also help to forsee the possible future of housing due to the threat of climate change scenarios.