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Sustainable House

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Remarkable and comprehensive, this essential guide provides advice and step-by-step instructions on achieving an environmentally friendly home. Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides tips for working with councils, builders, and engineers while renovating not only kitchens, bathrooms, gardens, and waste systems but also water and energy supplies. Covering the ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by University of New South Wales Press
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Keri Weaver
Feb 23, 2013 Keri Weaver rated it it was amazing
I recommend this book for anyone interested in urban sustainable living! I bought the author's original book on his experiment when I was in Australia in 1999, and got this update when I went back in 2012. Amazing information that should inspire anyone who thinks true sustainability isn't possible in an urbanized setting, in the context of a single-family home. Very detailed information on what has worked, what didn't, and what he will be continuing to try and improve for the future. US cities ...more
Poornima
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Would be a good resource for those owning a house, and wanting to make it sustainable. The author spent a fortune in making his house in Sydney very sustainable - waterlines unplugged from the council, waste water treated in-house, and not only generating power but supplying some back into the main line. Not something a lot of us would be up for, but all the things that could be done..phew!
Victoria
Sep 01, 2011 Victoria rated it it was amazing
This is a great, user-friendly book for anyone taking on a building or renovation project that respects the environment and respects sustainability.
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