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Building A Sustainable Home by Melissa Rappaport Schifman

Title Building a Sustainable Home
Author Melissa Rappaport Schifman
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2018-08-07
Category House & Home
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781510733459
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The green building movement has produced hundreds of “how-to” books and websites that are filled with tips about green building and what homeowners should do to go green. While helpful and informative, when it comes to making actual purchasing and installation decisions, these books do not make it any easier for a homeowner to prioritize against a budget. Here, Schifman shares her knowledge and experience for others to use in their journey toward a greener way of living. Whether the reader is building a new home or doing a minor remodel, a homeowner needs a framework by which to guide their decisions. These decisions are based on values, and the author posits that there are really only three reasons to go green: For Our Health: By building more sustainably, we reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins. For Our Wealth: By building a more durable home and being more efficient with resources like water and electricity, we reduce our monthly utility bills and ongoing maintenance expenses. For Our Soul: Collectively doing the right thing for our planet does make a difference—and that is soul-nourishing. Learn the logistics of choosing windows, insulation, appliances, and lighting. Find out about FSC certified wood and about using reclaimed materials. Here is everything you need to make your home sustainable.

Title Essential Sustainable Home Design
Author Chris Magwood
Publisher New Society Publishers
Release Date 2017-07-31
Category Architecture
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781771422406
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Design your own sustainable home 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 ideal, sustainable home. Essential Sustainable Home Design walks potential homebuilders through the process starting with key concepts, principles, and a project vision that will guide the house to completion. Coverage includes: How to clarify your ideas and create a practical pathway to achieving your dream A criteria matrix to guide design, material, and systems decisions Creating a strong, integrated design team and working with professionals and code officials to keep the project on track from start to finish. Key building science concepts that make for a high-performance, durable building Primer on building logistics, material sourcing, and protocols to ensure that the initial vision for the project comes to fruition. One-page summaries and ratings of popular sustainable building materials and system options. Ideal for owner-builders and sustainable building contractors working with clients aiming to design and build a sustainable home. Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative, sustainable buildings in North America, including the first off-grid, straw bale home in Ontario. He is co-founder and director the Endeavour Centre for Innovative Building and Living and co-editor of the Sustainable Building Essentials series. Chris is the author of Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction, Essential Hempcrete Construction, Straw Bale Details, More Straw Bale Building , and Making Better Buildings .

Green From The Ground Up by David Johnston

Title Green from the Ground Up
Author David Johnston
Publisher Taunton Press
Release Date 2008
Category House & Home
Total Pages 330
ISBN 9781561589739
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.

Making Better Buildings by Chris Magwood

Title Making Better Buildings
Author Chris Magwood
Publisher New Society Publishers
Release Date 2014-03-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781550925159
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sustainable building from the ground up - the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods-entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is no single resource that allows an owner or builder to quickly and objectively compare the merits of each system for their particular project. Making Better Buildings cuts through the hype and provides the unvarnished facts about the upsides and downsides of the most widely discussed materials and technologies. Drawing on the real-world experiences of designer/builders, this comparative guide systematically and comprehensively examines each approach in terms of: Cost, sourcing, labor intensity, and ease of construction Energy efficiency, embodied energy, and environmental impacts Availability/accessibility Viable applications and future potential. Each chapter is rounded out by a chart which summarizes the material in a quick and accessible manner. Whether you are an owner preparing to build a green or natural home, or a conventional contractor determined to integrate sustainable alternatives into your existing construction practices, this up-to-the minute resource will help you make the best decisions for your project, while meeting your energy, efficiency, budgetary, and site-specific needs.

Prefabulous Sustainable by Sheri Koones

Title Prefabulous Sustainable
Author Sheri Koones
Publisher Abrams
Release Date 2013-08-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781613126462
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Prefabulous and Sustainable dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green prefab homes are. In this guide to prefab home-building author Sheri Koones, demystifies the prefabricated house by using 25 unique homes to showcase how factory-built homes are greener, more efficient, sturdier, and more cost-effective than site-built homes. The book is divided into 3 categories—green, greener, greenest—and the homes featured vary in style, design, type of construction, and size. All of the homes included in Prefabulous and Sustainable have been customized to create a level of sustainability beyond the inherent qualities of prefab. Written in an easy to understand and approachable style, author Sheri Koones walks the readers through each of the homes, explaining the materials, strategies, and systems used to create a sustainable living environment. Photographs, captions, floor plans, and sidebars illustrate to readers that green living is not as complicated as one might think, and attainable for everyone. Also included is a resource guide, making this book a hand-on guide for homebuilders. Praise for Prefabulous + Sustainable “Authoritative and beautiful. Once again, Koones builds her case for pre-fab thoroughly, and presents it in a compelling, well-organized package.” —Allen Norwood, NAREE Book Competition Head Judge

Building Better by Sven Ehmann

Title Building Better
Author Sven Ehmann
Publisher Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
Release Date 2014
Category Architecture
Total Pages 256
ISBN 3899555120
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A practical and inspirational guide for anyone who sees sustainability not as limiting, but rather as a creative opportunity. An essential reference for everyone who wants to build a better home.

Title The Sustainable House Handbook
Author Josh Byrne
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-09-02
Category
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1743795823
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Sustainable House Handbook is your comprehensive guide to building an affordable, eco-friendly and energy- plus water-efficient green home for the future. In this book, sustainability expert and Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne takes takes readers through the process of planning a 10-Star rated high-performance home according to the Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), and outlines how it is possible to build with conventional materials, in an accessible and cost-effective way. Josh shows how to create a family home that is comfortable year-round, without the need for air conditioning or additional heating, how to integrate solar power to cover household needs, and how to reduce water usage by integrating rainwater tanks and greywater recycling systems. He also discusses how to cleverly incorporate organic food production in the garden while maintaining a highly attractive space that improves health and wellbeing. Illustrated throughout with photos, plans, charts, diagrams and useful statistics and measurements, The Sustainable House Handbook is an accessible, easy-to-follow resource for anyone planning their dream house, or thinking about how to live more sustainably.

New Eco Homes by Manel Gutierrez

Title New Eco Homes
Author Manel Gutierrez
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2015-11-10
Category Architecture
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780062395191
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A stunning, full-color showcase of the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design, featuring thirty-five diverse homes. Today’s architects, designers, building craftsman, and homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious, choosing eco-friendly living spaces with small carbon footprints that are built with sustainable materials. New Eco Homes explores various aspects of modern eco design, from its environmental and economical benefits, to factors considered when choosing materials: how much energy went into manufacturing the product, whether it is long lasting, and whether it can be recycled or safely disposed of as it eventually breaks down. It also examines important details involved in building, such as climate regulation, drainage systems, and regional planning. Each of the thirty-five projects contain photographs, floor plans, and detailed drawings that illustrate certain sustainable features, revealing how much the parameters of ecological design have expanded in just a few short years. New Eco Homes includes an introductory interview with an international specialist in green building, site plans, architectural drawings, and a complete directory of resources. Combining concern for the environmental with aesthetic sensibility, it is an essential resource for architects, designers, and homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that are not only beautiful to inhabit, but help protect and conserve our natural environment as well.

Title Building Your Own Sustainable and Energy Efficient House
Author Henry Skates
Publisher Crowood Press
Release Date 2011
Category Architecture
Total Pages 191
ISBN 1847972586
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Many people aspire to one day build a house for themselves but for one reason or another they have never taken the plunge. This book explains how to go about building a home that will save you money, save energy, minimize carbon emissions and greenhouse gas production—the main causes of climate change—and above all, provide a home of exceptional thermal comfort, not too hot, not too cold, in fact just right for you and your family.

Title The Green Self build Book
Author Jon Broome
Publisher Sustainable Building
Release Date 2007
Category House & Home
Total Pages 288
ISBN IND:30000115739421
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Includes case studies of green building techniques. Provides an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques. Gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green self-build process. It is intended for anyone who is planning a self-build project.

Title 150 Best Sustainable House Ideas
Author Francesc Zamora
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2014-06-10
Category House & Home
Total Pages 504
ISBN 9780062361844
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

150 Best Sustainable House Ideas features the latest innovations in environmentally friendly home design. From heating and cooling solutions to wind energy systems, solar paneling, thermal glazing, and even Trombe walls, the ideas featured inside are complemented by photographs and architectural plans of gorgeous, sustainable houses around the world.

Title Sustainable Home Refurbishment
Author Dave Thorpe
Publisher Earthscan
Release Date 2010
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781849776523
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A retro-fit offers many benefits: cutting electricity and heating bills, increasing the resale value of homes, slashing carbon emissions and creating a healthier place to live. This book is the guide to making it happen. It looks at: draught-proofing, insulation and damp ventilation, heating and cooling electrical efficiency and renewable energy water use and re-use materials' life cycles and incorporating nature protection from climate change impacts - modelling energy flows and embodied energy how we can meet the need to cut carbon emissions from dwellings by eighty percent by 2050. Projects can apply to apartment blocks, recent builds and older, solid-walled properties. Enlivened with helpful diagrams and photographs, plus plenty of pointers for further information, it provides a comprehensive resource handbook for any building professional and contractor, students - or any homeowner serious about efficiency (cash and carbon) savings.

Sustainable Buildings by Amjad Almusaed

Title Sustainable Buildings
Author Amjad Almusaed
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date 2018-07-18
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 180
ISBN 9781789234022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book has been written to represent the efficient applications of sustainability upon building designs. The book intends to illustrate various techniques of action of sustainability on building conceptions. The book is divided into four parts and eight chapters. Part I "Introduction into Target Theme" includes a chapter with title "Introductory Chapter." It makes an overview of the meaning and the target of sustainable building and sustainable building material. Part II "Sustainable Building Design, Process, and Management" discusses many forms and concepts of sustainable building and includes three chapters. Part III "Sustainable Building by Using Energy Efficiency in Building Design" includes one chapter. Part IV "Sustainability in Building Materials: Study Cases" includes three chapters.

Sustainable Construction by Charles J. Kibert

Title Sustainable Construction
Author Charles J. Kibert
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2012-10-03
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9781118330135
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The classic reference for high-performance green building delivery systems No longer just a buzzword, sustainable construction is going mainstream—and soon will be the norm. Revised to reflect the latest developments of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, Third Edition guides construction and design professionals through the process of developing commercial and institutional high-performance green buildings in today's marketplace. Charles Kibert provides an introduction to green building, covering the theory, history, and state of the industry as well as best practices in building procurement and delivery systems. From green building and Green Globes assessments to building hydrological systems and materials and product selection, this comprehensive text covers all of the factors involved with sustainable construction. In a clear and accessible writing style, Kibert addresses issues so that the reader can think critically and independently as part of the cutting edge in green building. The Third Edition includes up-to-date coverage of: The latest developments leading up to LEED version 4 Carbon neutral design and carbon accounting Green Globes and international building assessment systems The Living Building Challenge Environmental product declarations (EPDs) as the norm for green building products The trends in net-zero energy building design and policies Broad enough to cover the needs of faculty and students and detailed enough to serve as a professional reference, Sustainable Construction, Third Edition is a must for the builder/owner and construction manager looking to take advantage of the opportunities in this rapidly evolving field, the designer looking to be LEED certified, or anyone interested in sustainability.

The New Net Zero by Bill Maclay

Title The New Net Zero
Author Bill Maclay
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date 2014-04
Category ARCHITECTURE
Total Pages 576
ISBN 9781603584487
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it's net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design's new-frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral. In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously--among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding. Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more. The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences. Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.

The Eco Home Design Guide by Christopher Day

Title The Eco Home Design Guide
Author Christopher Day
Publisher Green Books
Release Date 2015-10-10
Category Building materials
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0857843052
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Essential reading for anyone planning to design an eco-home Designing an eco-house is as much about working with your natural surroundings as it is about planning to use the right materials for your building. In this book, Christopher Day draws on his extensive experience to explain the key principles of ecological house design. Beautifully illustrated, it highlights how aesthetics arise from eco-responsible design: they are not add-ons, nor are ecology and art in conflict. This book will give you essential guidance in working with your surroundings, understanding what you can do yourself, choosing your materials, making sure your eco home suits your needs, eco-building without relying on technology, and refitting an existing building. This book is essential for anyone who wants to create a beautiful home that is in harmony with its location, is a healthy and pleasant place to live, and is environmentally friendly.

Title Simple Sustainable Homes
Author Tim Pullen
Publisher Ovolo Books
Release Date 2008
Category Dwellings
Total Pages 168
ISBN 1905959044
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A sustainable home is one that minimises its impact on the planet in terms of the materials it's built from, the energy and resources used in its construction, and the energy and resources used by the people living in it. This book will show readers how to design a sustainable home, and explain which approaches make the best commercial and environmental sense.

Creating Cohousing by Kathryn McCamant

Title Creating Cohousing
Author Kathryn McCamant
Publisher New Society Publishers
Release Date 2011-05-17
Category Architecture
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781550924657
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The cohousing "bible" by the US originators of the concept.

Sustainable Home by Christine Liu

Title Sustainable Home
Author Christine Liu
Publisher White Lion Publishing
Release Date 2018-10-04
Category House & Home
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780711239692
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Sustainable Home is a stylish, inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household. Sustainable lifestyle blogger and professional Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home – the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – offering tips, tricks and 18 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle. Whether its by making your own toothpaste, converting to renewable energy sources, reducing your consumption of plastic, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways – both big and small – to make a difference. With environmental issues at the forefront of global politics, the desire to make small changes on an individual level is on the rise; this book will guide anyone hoping to make a difference, but who perhaps don’t know where to begin.

Title Tiny House Design Construction Guide
Author Dan Louche
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-04
Category Architecture, Domestic
Total Pages 180
ISBN 0997288701
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"I began building tiny houses back in 2009 when I built one for my mom. The house she was living in was starting to fall apart and become unlivable, so I knew I had to find her alternative housing. After researching various options I discovered the tiny house movement and realized that it was the perfect solution for her. A tiny house could be constructed to very high standards and still be affordable, plus it can be easily moved"--Author