Eco-Houses in Different Climates, Part 1: Siting and Design

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Welcome to Part 1 of the interactive lecture on Eco-Houses in Different Climates by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Otterpohl. This part is concerned with proper building siting for eco-houses in different climates and social conditions. The following topics and more will be covered in this lecture:

  • Introduction to Eco-housing
  • Life-cycle approach in Eco-housing
  • Sitting: different climates and social conditions
  • The golden section
  • House orientation and topography

Therefore, this lecture provides you with the knowledge on how eco-housing can maximise the use of available energy from the environment and in addition, how to employ principles of passive design.

At the end of all lecture parts, you can test your knowledge in the lecture quiz.

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