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Essential Sustainable Home Design: A Complete Guide to Goals, Options, and the Design Process

Essential Sustainable Home Design: A Complete Guide to Goals, Options, and the Design Process (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Magwood, Chris

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Design your own sustainable homeMany people dream of building a beautiful, environmentally friendly home. But until now there has been no systematic guide to help potential builders work through the complete process of imagining, planning, designing, and building their ideal, sus...tainable home.Essential Sustainable Home Design walks potential homebuilders through the process starting with key concepts, principles, and a project vision that will guide the house to completion.Coverage includes: How to clarify your ideas and create a practical pathway to achieving your dream A criteria matrix to guide design, material, and systems decisions Creating a strong, integrated design team and working with professionals and code officials to keep the project on track from start to finish. Key building science concepts that make for a high-performance, durable building Primer on building logistics, material sourcing, and protocols to ensure that the initial vision for the project comes to fruition. One-page summaries and ratings of popular sustainable building materials and system options.Ideal for owner-builders and sustainable building contractors working with clients aiming to design and build a sustainable home.Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative, sustainable buildings in North America, including the first off-grid, straw bale home in Ontario. He is co-founder and director the Endeavour Centre for Innovative Building and Living and co-editor of the Sustainable Building Essentials series. Chris is the author of Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction, Essential Hempcrete Construction, Straw Bale Details, More Straw Bale Building, and Making Better Buildings.
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ISBN 9780865718500
Released AU 22 Aug 2017
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Series Sustainable Building Essentials Series
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780865718500
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint New Society Publishers
Released 22 Aug 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Magwood, Chris
Series Sustainable Building Essentials Series
Category Architectural Structure & Design
Building Construction & Materials
Home & House Maintenance
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 280mm
Dewey Code 690.8047
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Dwellings - Environmental engineering, Sustainable design, Ecological houses - Design and construction
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade