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Prescriptions for a Healthy House : a Practical Guide for Architects, Builders & Homeowners.

Author: Paula Baker-Laporte; Erica Elliott; John Banta
Publisher: New York : New Society Publishers, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Although there is nothing complicated about constructing healthier homes, building for health is still not standard practice, and in fact there are many aspects of conventional home construction that are detrimental to human well-being. From foundation to rooftop, to home care and repair, Prescriptions for a Healthy House takes the mystery out of healthy-house building, renovation, and maintenance by walking the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Baker-Laporte; Erica Elliott; John Banta
ISBN: 9781550924107 1550924109
OCLC Number: 536343478
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Advance praise; Title Page; Rights Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Preface; Overview; Specification; General Requirements; Site Work; Concrete; Earth Masonry and Other Alternatives to Frame Construction; Metals; Wood and Plastics; Thermal and Moisture Control; Openings; Finishes; Specialties; Equipment; Furnishings; Special Construction; Conveying Systems; Mechanical; Electrical; Appendix A: MCS: What is It?; Resource List; Notes; Index; About the Authors.

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The Healthy House bible revised, updated and expanded, including contributions from leading North American building biologists.  Read more...

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