The EcoNest Home

Author: Paula Baker-Laporte
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422025
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Step-by-step instructions to build your own beautiful, environmentally friendly, healthy natural home.

Econest

Author: Paula Baker-Laporte
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 158685691X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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EcoNest identifies homes designed and built respectfully, in appreciation of the harmony and beauty of nature and in a way that uses nature's resources so as to consume less energy, create less waste, nurture our health, and enrich our senses. BRA bird builds its nest using the materials at hand to create a perfect shelter for its bioregion. It doesn't fly to the next state for twigs nor does it build a home that is bigger than it needs. Instinctively it creates an environment that is nurturing, nontoxic, and free of synthetic chemicals. Like the bird, humans desire shelter that is cozy and nurturing, that satisfies the soul, mind, and body. This is the econest. BR

Light Earth Building

Author: Franz Volhard
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035606455
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over the last 30 years, interest has grown in using clay as an environmentally friendly building material that has proved its ideal sustainability for centuries. Light earth constructions, where a wooden framework or timber-framed walls are infilled with clay and fiber material, have extraordinarily solid, structural characteristics. Earth constructions are no longer considered exotic today, which, in part, is due to this standard work. The publication presents the use of this “old” building material comprehensively and modernly, and contains many practical tips about simplifying designs as well as using prefabricated clay materials in the contemporary construction process. The selected project examples show the diversity of this building material, and the self-build projects demonstrate the beauty of working with lightweight earth using your own hands. The book is aimed at builders, architects and engineers, producers and artisans, as well as self-builders.

Essential Sustainable Home Design

Author: Chris Magwood
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422408
Format: PDF, Docs
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Essential Sustainable Home Design walks homebuilders through designing an environmentally friendly home, starting with key concepts, principles, and a project vision. Covering what makes a building green, a criteria matrix to guide design, material, and systems decisions, assembling a professional team, working with code officials, and choosing sustainable materials to keep the project goals on track from start to finish.

Essential Light Straw Clay Construction

Author: Lydia Doleman
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422327
Format: PDF, Docs
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Light straw clay – straw mixed with clay slip – is a code compliant high-performance, low-impact building material with excellent insulation and moisture handling qualities. This highly illustrated step-by-step guide to light straw clay for stud, timber, pole, and other framing styles covers material specifications and best use, mixing and installation, retrofits, code compliance, and finishing and maintenance.

Building with Vision

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Part green building primer, part architectural photo essay, this is an essential resource for professionals and homeowners interested in the leading edge of environmental building. Imhoff traveled extensively to document and photograph beautiful and novel alternatives to wood intensive-building. Building with Vision is the first book to link residential building with forest impacts. Nearly 1.5 million new houses are built in the United States each year, 90 percent framed with wood, and the average house consuming an acre's worth of trees. But as Building with Vision shows, from framing and siding to new building systems and finish materials, there are many ways architects, contractors, and homeowners can make high-quality, resourceful, long-lasting and beautiful decisions. Details include building techniques as well as materials, including Styrofoam, steel, concrete, straw bales, rammed earth, adobe and much more.

A basic English grammar

Author: John Eastwood
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780194329439
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book presents grammar structures in short example sentences accompanied by concise notes on form and use.