Thermal Design of Buildings gives a holistic understanding of why and how net zero building design can and should be realised. The book is to be applauded for providing a useful, insightful and clear approach to thermal design and energy demand reduction. I certainly will be recommending it to my students as a useful resource.
this is a great book, densely packed with energy-related wisdom, with the perspective of a practitioner of 40 years – with much of that history being faithfully reported and commented on. There are occasional surprises (for example, there are more cold-related deaths in Australia than in Norway;
ironing clothes uses more energy per year than making cups of tea – no contest!). This book is a must for any student’s reading list – students of all ages.