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Making better buildings : a comparative guide to sustainable construction for homeowners and contractors

Author: Chris Magwood
Publisher: Gabriola [British Columbia] : New Society Publishers, [2014]
Series: Books for living wisely from Mother Earth news.; DesLibris., Books collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sustainable building from the ground up -- the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies.
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Magwood
ISBN: 9781550925159 1550925156
OCLC Number: 907729946
Notes: Comprend un index.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xxii, 441 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Thinking about sustainable building --
How this book works --
1 Foundations --
2 Walls --
3 Floor and roof structure --
4 Sheathing and cladding materials --
5 Roof sheathing --
6 Flooring --
7 Surface finishing materials --
8 Windows. Mechanical systems --
9 Water systems --
10 Wastewater systems --
11 Heating and cooling systems --
12 Electrical generation --
Conclusion --
Appendix.
Series Title: Books for living wisely from Mother Earth news.; DesLibris., Books collection.
Responsibility: Chris Magwood.

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