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Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors
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 single resource that allows an owner or builder to quickly and objectively compare the merits of each system for their particu ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by New Society Publishers
(first published September 1st 2013)
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An excellent overview of sustainable building techniques, categorized by elements of the house (roof, floor, water, electrical systems, etc.). The encyclopedia format of the book gives a breakdown of each technique with tips, pros and cons. Most importantly, there is a resource list for each technique of further books to read if you decide that is the technique you will use for your home/project. I've read some of the books that are referenced and can vouch for them being a good choice.
This is an excellent reference guide to all things pertaining to sustainable building. With the huge variety of building styles and new materials being used for sustainable building construction, a comprehensive guide was greatly needed. Look no further, because this is the book you should have if you plan to build your own home!
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