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Low-cost, energy-efficient shelter for the owner and builder

Author: Eugene Eccli
Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Press, ©1976.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
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Low-cost, energy-efficient shelter for the owner and builder.
Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Press, ©1976
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Eccli
ISBN: 0878571167 9780878571161 0878571140 9780878571147
OCLC Number: 1945609
Description: viii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Credits --
Introduction --
Section I : Finding a housing solution --
The owner-builder in retrosepct / Jerome Kerner --
Housing options today / Jerome Kerner--
Financing your shelter needs / Chris Ahrens --
Some problems to overcome: codes appeals, public acceptance and contractor resistance / Alex Wade --
Section II : Lowering the first costs of a home --
Site planning and use of on-site resources / Jerome Kerner --
Smaller houses that utilize space and materials more efficiently / Alex Wade --
Renovation and recycling of older buildings and materials / Alex Wade --
Interior and exterior skins / Alex Wade --
Section III : Lowering your operating expenses --
Better window planning : balancing energy and esthetic needs / William K. Langdon --
Air motion and ventilation / Chris Logan --
The specifics of constructing better windows and vents / Eugene Eccli, William K. Langdon, Alex Wade --
Insulating your home for winter and summer comfort / Eugene Eccli --
Ways to save when using heating and cooling equipment / David L. Hartman --
Water heating and water conservation / David L. Hartman --
Section IV : Working with nature --
Designing the solar-temered home / Eugene Eccli --
The greenhouse as a source of food and winter heat / Ron Alward --
Solar water heaters / Steve Ridenour --
Section V : Putting it all together --
Integrations / Alex Wade --
Bibliography --
List of design groups --
Glossary --
Contributors --
Responsibility: edited by Eugene Eccli ; illustrations by Erick Ingraham.


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