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The Nature of a House : Building a World that Works

Author: G M Woodwell
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press/Center for Resource Economics, 2012.
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In this candid and informative book, George M. Woodwell, a leader in the study of global environmental change, illuminates practical considerations (and frustrations) involved in "building green." When the renowned Woods Hole Research Center needed a new office, Woodwell led efforts to utilize "state-of-the-shell" green building techniques to retrofit a Victorian mansion built in 1877 into the Center's new home.  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G M Woodwell
ISBN: 9781610911375 1610911377 9781597265584 1597265586
OCLC Number: 794713341
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
Preface: A Small Matter of Habitat and Housing --
1. Building a World that Works --
2. Back to the Beginning: The Woods Hole Research Center --
3. Redesigning Hilltop House: Triumphs and Compromises --
4. Energy in a New World --
5. Materials, Sewage, and Costs: Adjusting Our Vision --
6. The Product: A Campus that Works ... And a World that Might --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: by George M. Woodwell.
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The Woods Hole Research Center is an international leader in identifying the causes and consequences of environmental change. When the WHRC needed a new administration building, its scientists  Read more...

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