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The Solar House: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling

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Publisher Comments:

The most comprehensive guide to the latest building techniques, products, and technologies for greening your home

Book News Annotation:

This text presents a relatively nontechnical description of passive solar heating and cooling principles that can be used in the construction of homes heated and cooled simply through the absorption or dissipation of sunlight. The author, who has designed a number of these homes, discusses region-specific design strategies, the integration of environmentally friendly back-up heat, the maintenance of indoor air quality, and step- by-step design processes. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Shelter, like many other elements of human existence, comes at an extraordinary cost to our planet and its inhabitants. In the US alone, construction of 1.2 million new homes a year results in a massive drain on the Earth's natural resource base. Today, nearly 60 percent of all timber cut in the US is used in building houses. Not to mention construction wastes and the huge amounts of resources used in the day-to-day operation of the "modern" household. In addition to environmental costs, there are the personal economic costs — the thousands of dollars each home owner spends each year to heat, cool, and power our homes.Today, a new generation of architects and builders is emerging, intent on creating homes that meet human needs for shelter while causing only a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional housing. The New Ecological Home provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies that are either currently available, or that will be in the near future. Author Dan Chiras provides a wealth of up-to-date, practical information for home buyers, owner-builders, and anyone interested in building for a sustainable future.Included are chapters on: The Healthy HouseGreen Building MaterialsWood-Wise ConstructionEnergy EfficiencyEarth-Sheltered ArchitecturePassing Solar Heating and Passive CoolingGreen Power: Electricity from the Sun and WineWater and Waste: Sustainable ApproachesEnvironmental Landscaping

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-265) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931498128
Author:
Chiras, Daniel D.
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Author:
Chiras, Daniel D.
Location:
White River Junction, Vt.
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - Energy Efficient
Subject:
Energy conservation
Subject:
Solar houses
Subject:
Construction - Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
107-605
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
9.90x8.06x.70 in. 1.52 lbs.

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Product details 274 pages Chelsea Green Publishing Company - English 9781931498128 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Shelter, like many other elements of human existence, comes at an extraordinary cost to our planet and its inhabitants. In the US alone, construction of 1.2 million new homes a year results in a massive drain on the Earth's natural resource base. Today, nearly 60 percent of all timber cut in the US is used in building houses. Not to mention construction wastes and the huge amounts of resources used in the day-to-day operation of the "modern" household. In addition to environmental costs, there are the personal economic costs — the thousands of dollars each home owner spends each year to heat, cool, and power our homes.Today, a new generation of architects and builders is emerging, intent on creating homes that meet human needs for shelter while causing only a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional housing. The New Ecological Home provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies that are either currently available, or that will be in the near future. Author Dan Chiras provides a wealth of up-to-date, practical information for home buyers, owner-builders, and anyone interested in building for a sustainable future.Included are chapters on: The Healthy HouseGreen Building MaterialsWood-Wise ConstructionEnergy EfficiencyEarth-Sheltered ArchitecturePassing Solar Heating and Passive CoolingGreen Power: Electricity from the Sun and WineWater and Waste: Sustainable ApproachesEnvironmental Landscaping
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-265) and index.
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