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Fundamentals of sustainable dwellings

Author: Avi Friedman
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. With Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings, Avi Friedman provides that resource. While other books on residential green building are often either superficial or overly  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avi Friedman
ISBN: 9781597268073 1597268070 9781597268080 1597268089
OCLC Number: 754389853
Description: xi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Principles of sustainable dwellings --
Siting a home --
Sustainable residential design concepts --
Unit-planning principles --
Constructing a home --
Building materials --
Energy-efficient windows --
Heating and cooling systems --
Healthy indoor environments --
Water efficiency --
Green roofs --
Edible landscaping and xeriscaping --
Waste management and disposal.
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