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Builders of the Pacific Coast
Builders of the Pacific Coast
by Lloyd Kahn
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As the founding editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, Inc. and the former editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, Lloyd Kahn boasts a long history of stellar publications, and his latest is no exception. Builders of the Pacific Coast showcases some of the... (read more)

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The Barefoot Architect
The Barefoot Architect
by Johan Van Lengen
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A former U.N. worker and prominent architect clearly explains every aspect of taking a greener approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates--including design, materials, and implementation. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengen allow... (read more)

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Adobe Houses for Today: Flexible Plans for Your Adobe Home
Adobe Houses for Today: Flexible Plans for Your Adobe Home
by Laura Sanchez
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ADOBE HOUSES FOR TODAY features 12 plans for compact, beautifully-proportioned adobe homes in modern and traditional styles. Yet the book offers much more. The richly-illustrated text shows how the basic houses, designed for today's smaller families, can... (read more)

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The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes
The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes
by Athena Steen
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While enthusiasts of straw bales praise the exceptional energy efficiency of bale buildings, and the wise use of resources involved in utilizing an agricultural byproduct as an affordable construction material, the real reason straw bales have excited... (read more)

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Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors
Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors
by Chris Magwood
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From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods—entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is no... (read more)

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The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage
The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage
by Ianto Evans
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Are you ready for the Cob Cottage? This is a building method so old and so simple that it has been all but forgotten in the rush to synthetics. A cob cottage,cobb, however, might be the ultimate expression of ecological design, a structure so attuned to... (read more)

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Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice
Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice
by Sukita Reay Crimmel
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For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks, and fiber. All over the globe, these ancient traditions persist; a quarter to a third of the world's population today... (read more)

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Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Craft
Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Craft
by Tedd Benson
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For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the... (read more)

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Your Green Home: A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home
Your Green Home: A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home
by Alex Wilson
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Written for homeowners planning a new home, this text answers some of the big-picture questions relating to having a home designed and built that is healthy to live in and causes minimal damage to the environment.... (read more)

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Treehouses in Paradise: Fantasy Designs for the 21st Century
Treehouses in Paradise: Fantasy Designs for the 21st Century
by David Greenberg
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Floor plans, computer-generated renderings, elevation plans, and scale models appear with the wildly creative designs, along with descriptive essays by the architects, bringing these high-tech, low-cost structures to life, and giving readers a look into... (read more)

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Being Sustainable: Building Systems Performance
Being Sustainable: Building Systems Performance
by Dennis Fukai
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The book uses 3D graphics, videos, and models to illustrate the challenge of designing and installing sustainable building systems. The book uses a graphic narrative style. The plot of this narrative follows the sequence of system installations... (read more)

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The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
by Daniel D Chiras
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For anyone interested in building for a sustainable future, Chiras provides a wealth of up-to-date and practical information on green building techniques, materials, products and cutting-edge technologies.... (read more)

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The Adobe Book
The Adobe Book
by John F Oconnor
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A fully illustrated, detailed how-to covering every phase of construction from soil and blocks to heating, electricity, plumbing, interiors, exteriors and landscaping. O'Connor was a civil engineer with considerable knowledge of adobe construction... (read more)

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Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery
Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery
by Charles Kibert
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Reflecting the latest developments in the green building movement, and updated to include coverage of LEED 2009,Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, Second Edition guides construction and design professionals through the process... (read more)

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Living Homes: Sustainable Architecture and Design
Living Homes: Sustainable Architecture and Design
by Suzi Moore Mcgregor
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At a time when sustainable living has never been more popular, we're proud to offer a paperback edition of Living Homes, published ahead of its time as a hardcover in 2001. Hundreds of photographs tour the interiors and gardens of22 admirable homes made... (read more)

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Ecological Engineer Volume 1: KEEN Engineering
Ecological Engineer Volume 1: KEEN Engineering
by David R. Macaulay and Jason F. McLennan
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The Ecological Engineer is a new book series that celebrates the most innovative engineers in North America and the practices and principles that they use to produce functionally outstanding structures, systems and technologies, in a way that embraces... (read more)

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Smart Grid Home
Smart Grid Home
by Quentin Wells
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Practical and reader-friendly, the SMART GRID HOME explains how you can adapt and retrofit an existing residence to take advantage of the energy and cost saving technology now available as part of the development of the Smart Grid. Topics covered include... (read more)

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Building and Remodeling (Complete Idiot's Guides)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Building and Remodeling (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by John Barrows
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It?s easy building green! This guide helps environmentally conscious people make real-world decisions about building or remodeling a home. Readers will find information on how to save money by going green when building or remodeling, how to find the... (read more)

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The Solar House: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling
The Solar House: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling
by Daniel D Chiras
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-265) and index.... (read more)

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Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates
Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates
by Paul Lacinski
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In 1994, when Chelsea Green published The Straw Bale House, the response from many people was a loud, "Huh?!" Those days are gone. With more than 100,000 copies sold, and straw bale projects underway in most regions of North America, we've entered a... (read more)

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