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The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
 
 
Author
Daniel D. Chiras.
Publisher Chelsea Green  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 10 x 8 x 0.8 inches
ISBN 9781931498166
Pages/Publication Date 325/2004
Daedalus Item Code 40075
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Today, nearly 60 percent of all timber cut in America is used in building houses, not to mention construction wastes and the unsustainable amounts of resources used in the day-to-day operation of the "modern" household to heat, cool, and power it. A new generation of architects and builders is responding to this waste of resources, creating homes with only a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional housing. This practical and well-illustrated book provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies that are currently available or will be in the near future. Dan Chiras, an expert in sustainable development who paid his last electric bill in June of 1996, turns to his own rammed earth house with tire and straw bale construction for many examples, as well as other North American buildings.
 
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