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The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options

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An overview of green home-building techniques, materials, products, and technologies, written for home buyers, builders, architects, and contractors and intended to help avoid common problems when building green. It discusses the principles of green building and why they are desirable; covers logistical aspects of building such as site selection, i
Paperback, 325 pages
Published May 30th 2004 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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Andreas Michaelides
Jun 19, 2015 Andreas Michaelides rated it it was amazing
Covers in a big way what kind of materials to use techniques and anything that has to do with green ecological techniques, good comprehensive book for someone that wants to build an ecologically friendly house and also useful in picking the right materials.
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Reading this for a class on Green Home Building. Great starting point for someone interested in learning the basics of a Green Home
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I found this book to be very informative. Chiras gives many view points and does not overwhelm the reader.
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Dan has spent much of the past 30 years studying sustainability and applying what he has learned in solar energy, natural building, and green building to his residences, and most of the last ten plus years sharing the practical knowledge he has gained through writing, lectures, slide shows, and workshops.

Dan Chiras paid his last electric bill in June of 1996. It is not that he has disavowed the u
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