Energy-Efficient Timber-Glass Houses

  • Vesna Žegarac Leskovar
  • Miroslav Premrov

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Vesna Žegarac Leskovar, Miroslav Premrov
    Pages 1-6
  3. Vesna Žegarac Leskovar, Miroslav Premrov
    Pages 7-51
  4. Miroslav Premrov, Vesna Žegarac Leskovar
    Pages 53-116
  5. Miroslav Premrov, Vesna Žegarac Leskovar
    Pages 117-178

About this book


The book discusses combining timber and glass, two eco materials, with a view to developing an optimal contemporary energy-efficient house with an attractive design. Furthermore, the book connects an architectural design approach with structural research to show the possibilities of stabilizing the building with an increased size of the glazing. Research results where the glazing is considered as a load-bearing structural element are therefore presented in a manner leading to the development of an optimal model of the timber-glass house, considering both the structural and energy related aspects. 
The presented research work can be useful to designers and future experts in their planning of optimal energy-efficient timber buildings. The study is based on using timber and glass, which were previously neglected as construction materials. With suitable technological development and appropriate use, they are nowadays becoming essential construction materials as far as energy efficiency is concerned. However, their combined use is extremely complicated, from both the constructional point of view as well as from that of energy efficiency and sets multiple traps for designers. A good knowledge of their advantages and drawbacks is thus vitally important, which is shown in the present monograph.


Eco Construction Energy Efficiency of Buildings Energy Efficient Architecture Timber Glass Houses Timber House Design

Authors and affiliations

  • Vesna Žegarac Leskovar
    • 1
  • Miroslav Premrov
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MariborMariborSlovenia
  2. 2.University of MariborMariborSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5510-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5511-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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