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Author : Scott Davis
ISBN : 9781550923988
Genre : Architecture
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All you need to get clean home energy from water to wire.

Energy Wise Landscape Design

Author : Sue Reed
ISBN : 9780865716537
Genre : House & Home
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Save money and energy while adding natural beauty to your home.

Serious Microhydro

Author : Scott Davis
ISBN : 9780865716384
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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From water to wire--harnessing the energy of running water.

The Art Of Natural Building

Author : Catherine Wanek
ISBN : 9781550925609
Genre : House & Home
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The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House. Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home.

Making Better Buildings

Author : Chris Magwood
ISBN : 9781550925159
Genre : Architecture
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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.

The Permaculture Activist

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ISBN : IND:30000117417463
Genre : Permaculture
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Natural Areas Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015059038482
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Role Of Grids For Electricity And Water Supply With Decreasing Costs For Photovoltaics

Author : Ramchandra Bhandari
ISBN : 9783899589597
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The Rough Guide To Green Living

Author : Duncan Clark
ISBN : 9781848367562
Genre : Reference
File Size : 55. 3 MB
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The Rough Guide to Green Living is a fact-filled, user-friendly guide to living a low-carbon, eco-friendly life. The guide provides hundreds of going green tips on all the key consumer areas - from greener shopping and recycling to producing your own electricity and reducing your carbon footprint. Suitable for everyone interested in making a difference, The Rough Guide to Green Living includes a plethora of simple green choices that anyone can try from green living at home, adopting greener travel habits, and growing your own, to ethical shopping and getting involved in charities or politics. Readable, interesting and sometimes surprising, the Rough Guide will help you get your environmental priorities in order and to separate the facts from the myths. The ultimate guide to all things eco-friendly, low-carbon and energy-saving. In recognition of the carbon footprint of this book, the publishers have made a donation to Sandbag.org

The Renewable Energy Handbook

Author : William H. Kemp
ISBN : 0973323329
Genre : House & Home
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Provides background information, purchasing data, and step-by-step instructions for operating boats, RVs, or homes and creating energy for hot water and heating with renewable energy sources.

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