The Construction of Affordable Low Energy Prefabricated Housing in Denmark

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    Can prefabrication contribute to the development of high performance homes? To answer this question, this chapter defines high performance in more broadly inclusive terms, acknowledging the technical, architectural, social and economic conditions under which energy consumption and production occur. Consideration of all these factors is a precondition for a truly integrated practice and as this chapter demonstrates, innovative project delivery methods founded on the manufacturing of prefabricated buildings contribute to the production of high performance homes that are cost effective to construct, energy efficient to operate and valuable for building communities. Herein discussed are two successful examples of low energy prefabricated housing projects built in Copenhagen Denmark, which embraced both the constraints and possibilities offered by prefabrication.
    Translated title of the contributionOpførelse af billige præfabrikerede lavenergiboliger i Danmark
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Design and Construction of High Performance Homes : Building Envelopes, Renewable Energies and Integrated Practice
    EditorsFranca Trubiano
    Number of pages14
    Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK / New York, USA
    Publication dateJan 2013
    ISBN (Print)978-0-415-61528-0
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

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