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Earth-Sheltered Houses

by Rob Roy

An earth-sheltered earth-roofed home has the least impact upon the land of all housing styles leaving almost zero footprint on the planet.Earth-Sheltered Houses is a practical guide for those who want to build their own underground home at ...

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Eat Up

The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture

by Lauren Mandel

<p>Soaring prices and concerns about chemical-laden fruits and vegetables increasingly drive us to grow our own healthy food close to home. In cities, however, vanishing ground space and contaminated soils spur farmers, activists, and ...

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Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

by Jonathan Barnett & Larry Beasley

As world population grows, and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our whole planet. But urbanization and increasing densities also present our best opportunity for improving ...

ISBN: 9781610914062

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Elemental Architecture

Temperaments of Sustainability

by Phillip James Tabb

<p><em>Elemental Architecture</em> presents a new and refreshing approach to sustainable architectural practice. Going beyond the standard performance-based and quantitative sustainable measures, it incorporates a broader framework of ...

ISBN: 9781351200417

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Energy for Sustainability, Second Edition

Foundations for Technology, Planning, and Policy

by John Randolph & Gilbert M. Masters

<p>The most comprehensive textbook on this topic,<em>Energy for Sustainability, Second Edition</em>takes a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to help techies and policymakers alike understand the policy and social mechanisms required to ...

ISBN: 9781610918213

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Energy-Wise Landscape Design

by Sue Reed

Residential consumption represents nearly one quarter of North America&apos;s total energy use and the average homeowner spends thousands of dollars a year on power bills. To help alleviate this problem Energy-Wise Landscape Design presents ...

ISBN: 9781550924435

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Essential Building Science

Understanding Energy and Moisture in High Performance House Design

by Jacob Deva Racusin

<div>Poor heat and moisture handling are enemies of durability, comfort and high-performance house design. <I>Essential Building Science</I> provides a highly visual, non-technical introduction to the fundamentals of building physics and the ...

ISBN: 9781550926293

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Essential Cordwood Construction

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

by Rob Roy

<p>Cordwood construction—log-ends set in insulated mortar—is a versatile, economical, low-impact, and beautiful building method. Its durability and performance has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings in North America and Europe. ...

ISBN: 9781771422420

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Essential Hempcrete Construction

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

by Chris Magwood

<p>Hempcrete is a versatile, energy-efficient natural insulation material, useful for walls, roofs, and floors. Made from the inner stem of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder, it is a very strong, lightweight and breathable ...

ISBN: 9781550926132

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Essential Light Straw Clay Construction

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

by Lydia Doleman

<p>Light straw clay straw mixed with clay slip is a versatile, easy-to-use wall building material. Also called “slip-straw,” its durability has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings across Northern Europe and in modern ...

ISBN: 9781771422321

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Essential Prefabricated Straw Bale Construction

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

by Chris Magwood

<p>Prefabricated straw bale wall panels combine the performance and low environmental impact of traditional straw bale with reduced labor and more consistent results. These structural insulated panels (SIPs) are built offsite and transported to ...

ISBN: 9781550926149

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Essential Sustainable Home Design

A Complete Guide to Goals, Options, and the Design Process

by Chris Magwood

<p>Many people dream of building a beautiful, environmentally friendly home. But until now there has been no systematic guide to help potential builders work through the complete process of imagining, planning, designing, and building their ...

ISBN: 9781771422406

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Explosion Green

One Man's Journey to Green the World's Largest Industry

by David Gottfried

<p><strong>The inspiring true account of one man’s successful mission to bring sustainability into the building industry around the world.</strong><br />  <br /> The winner of three Indie Book Awards, <em>Explosion Green</em> tells the ...

ISBN: 9781630470234

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For a minimum circular design

by Xavier Vives

<p>Three aspects of the design that are traditionally studied, have been taken: the concept of function associated with that of necessity, the concept of form associated also with the production and the concept of communication and semantics ...

ISBN: 9788468536767

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Freedom Home - Paying Energy Bills is Optional and may save your Life!

by P. Stephen O’Leary

<p>Imagine a World where you have NO electricity or gas bills? Nada! Zilch! Zero! </p> <p>Imagine a home that uses nature to heat and cool your home? At no cost! </p> <p>Imagine a healthy home where the air quality is pristine that toxins, ...

ISBN: 9781925442342

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From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A History of Ecological Design

by Anker, Peder

<P>Debates about environmentally sensitive architecture have been ongoing for nearly a century. From Bauhaus to Eco-House examines key moments of inspiration and exchange between designers and ecologists from the Bauhaus projects of the interwar

ISBN: 9780807136508

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From Birdhouses to Tiny Houses

Courage Changes Everything

by Linda C. Pope

<p>Linda Pope is a practical environmentalist with a sense of urgency. Her research has led her to understand that solutions are already abundant. What’s needed are doers who can step outside their comfort zones and simply “be the change.” ...

ISBN: 9780997756036

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Net Zero Energy Building

Predicted and Unintended Consequences

by Ming Hu

<p>What do we mean by net zero energy? Zero operating energy? Zero energy costs? Zero emissions? There is no one answer: approaches to net zero building vary widely across the globe and are influenced by different environmental and cultural ...

ISBN: 9781351256506

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Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building

by Marian Keeler & Prasad Vaidya

<p><strong>The Fully Updated, Indispensible Study of Sustainable Design Principles</strong></p> <p><em>Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building</em> is the first textbook to merge principles, theory, and practice into an ...

ISBN: 9781118882276

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Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings

by Avi Friedman

<p>Despite a prolonged slump in the housing market, the demand for residential green building remains strong. More than ever, professionals need reliable information about how to construct or retrofit livable, sustainable, and economical homes. ...

ISBN: 9781610912112

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