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The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options (Chelsea Green Guides for Homeowners)

by Chiras, Dan

Condition: Good/None issued


USA: Chelsea Green, 2004. 326pp & 800g packed to post. As homeowners become more environmentally savvy and demand ecological choices, a new generation of architects and builders is emerging, intent on creating warm and inviting homes that cause only a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional building methods. Dan Chiras' The New Ecological Home provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products and technologies that are either currently available or promise to be in the near future. Today, a new generation of architects and builders is emerging, intent on creating homes that meet human needs for shelter while causing only a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional housing. "The New Ecological Home" provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies that are either currently available or will be in the near future. Author Daniel Chiras provides a wealth of up-to-date, practical information for home buyers, owner-builders, and anyone interested in building for a sustainable future. Included are chapters on: - The Healthy House - Green Building Materials - Wood-Wise Construction - Energy Efficiency - Earth-Sheltered Architecture - Passive Solar Heating and Passive Cooling - Green Power: Electricity from the Sun and Wind - Water and Waste: Sustainable Approaches - Environmental Landscaping. . Softcover. Good/None issued. 25.5cm.


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