Building Green

Building Green

A Complete How-to Guide to Alternate Building Methods : Earth Plaster, Straw Bale, Cordwood, Cob, Living Roofs

Book - 2009
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An alternative, or green, home is built with an understanding of how the specific site can match the needs of the owners and result in a dwelling that is attractive and environmentally responsible. With lively and detailed writing, plus more than 1,200 how-to photos, this book takes you through the construction of a small building that incorporates a wide spectrum of alternative techniques and materials. You'll find a revised introduction that places the book within the context of the green building field, touches upon its success, and provides a link to extensive onine resources collected and updated by the authors.
Publisher: New York : Lark Crafts, ©2009.
Edition: Revised Second edition.
ISBN: 9781600595349
Characteristics: 615 pages :,colour illustrations ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Callahan, Tim 1954-- Author


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Jan 23, 2015

this book inspired me and taught me a lot along the way.The author took the time to explain the details and his thinking along the way, which made me understand why they did the things the way they did. Whether your looking to improve your knowledge,learn more about sustainable practices this book is for you

Nov 18, 2010

For me, this was not a huge perspective changing book like A Pattern Language was, but it was a joy to read. Very inspiring.

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