ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES: Recent Experience on Mainland Europe
Published 1992. ISBN 0-9518791-0-3.
Progress with energy-efficient and solar buildings in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Sets the scene for later work, including the widespread application of the Passivhaus and MINERGIE Standards.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES: Recent North American Experience
Published 1996. ISBN 0-9518791-1-1
Continuing progress in the USA and Canada with energy-efficient buildings and building-integrated renewables. Windows with a centre-pane U-value of 0.3, a mechanical ventilation system with a specific fanpower 95% less than normal and other innovations.
THE ENERGY SHOWCASE: Story of a Solar House
Forthcoming. ISBN 978-0-9518791-3-9.
A 60,000 word account of this pioneering rural solar house. Why its constituent materials, even the concrete, have a lower environmental impact than the materials used in normal homes. How to sequester three tonnes per year of CO2 in a medium-sized garden. A ‘warts and all’ account of construction and detailed advice to others engaged on similar projects.
THE THERMAL ENVELOPE BOOK: Building for a New Millenium
Forthcoming. ISBN 978-0-9518791-2-2.
75,000 words on how to design new buildings to keep in the heat better and provide lower-CO2 heat. Successful construction methods and others to avoid, based on the author’s 30 years’ experience. Misunderstandings, challenges and opportunities in ‘retrofitting’. Avoiding thermal envelope disasters. Case studies; e.g., a large East Anglian thatched house (pictured) with a heating oil bill of £100/year.
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