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The green self-build book : how to enjoy designing and building your own eco-home

Author: Jon Broome
Publisher: Totnes : Green, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A highly illustrated, practical handbook on eco-friendly self-building

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Genre/Form: Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Broome
ISBN: 1903998735 9781903998731
OCLC Number: 225325755
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. Why self-build, and why build green? --
2. Who has successfully built a green self-build house? --
Jon builds his second house, using timber poles in South London --
integrated sustainable development in Hockerton: earth-sheltered with passive solar heating --
group of tenants build in the inner city (Islington), using post and beam timber-frame --
three-bedroom eco house for [pound]30,000 in Basildon using timber panel construction --
Super economic super insulation in Herefordshire, using straw bales --
Modern self-built house set in a West London conservation area (Ealing), using steel framing --
architect uses hemp to build an extension in Bury St Edmunds: minimum environmental impact building --
self-builder develops a specialism in earth building: a Devon cob house --
3. Designing a good house --
4. How can you encourage others to think green? --
5. Environmental issues and the site --
6. Building for longevity --
7. Reducing energy in use --
8. Reducing environmental impacts --
9. Reducing harmful impacts on health --
10. Reducing waste --
11. Reducing water consumption --
12. Environmentally preferred forms of construction --
13. Designing a sustainable garden --
14. Why we should build green for the future --
15. How to specify green --
16. Useful links, references and contacts.
Responsibility: Jon Broome.

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