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The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide To Green Building Options

The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide To Green Building Options

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'the New Ecological Home' Provides An Overview Of Green Building Techniques, Products And Technologies That Are Either Currently Available Or Will Be In The Near Future, As Well As Current, Practical Information For Home Buyers, Owner-builders, And Anyone Interested In Building For A Sustainable Future. Introduction: Creating Sustainable Shelter. -- Pt. 1: Setting The Framework, Green Building And Beyond : Where Do You Begin? ; Site Matters : Site Selection And Protection. -- Pt. 2: Green Building And Remodeling. The Healthy House ; Green Building Materials ; Wood-wise Construction ; Energy-efficient Design And Construction ; Accessibility, Ergonomics, And Adaptability ; Using Concrete And Steel To Build Green ; Natural Building ; Earth-sheltered Architecture. -- Pt. 3: Sustainable Systems. Passive Solar Heating ; Passive Cooling ; Green Power : Electricity From The Sun And Wind ; Water And Waste : Sustainable Approaches. -- Pt. 4: Environmental Landscaping. Daniel D. Chiras. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 259-282) And Index.

Author : Chiras, Daniel D.

Publisher : Chelsea Green Pub. Co.

Published Year : 2004

Edition : 1

Format : print - Paperback, 336 pages

Subject : Ecological houses, Sustainable architecture, Architecture and society, Green products, Dwellings--Energy conservation, TH4860 .C45 2004, 690/.8

Language : English

Dimensions : ix, 325 p. : ill., plans ; 26 cm.

ISBN : 1931498164

ISBN13 : 9781931498166

Overview :

An overview of green home-building techniques, materials, products, and technologies, written for home buyers, builders, architects, and contractors and intended to help avoid common problems when building green. It discusses the principles of green building and why they are desirable; covers logistical aspects of building such as site selection, indoor air quality, green building materials, and ergonomic design; and covers renewable and environmentally benign systems for electricity, heating and cooling, water, waste treatment, and food. With scattered b&w illustrations. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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