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The Green Self Build Book

Author : Jon Broome
ISBN : IND:30000115739421
Genre : House & Home
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A highly illustrated, practical handbook, covering the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction.

Creating Community Led And Self Build Homes

Author : Field, Martin
ISBN : 9781447344414
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In Creating Community-Led and Self-Build Homes, Martin Field explores the ways in which people and communities across the UK have been striving to create the homes and neighbourhood communities they want. Giving context to contemporary practices in the UK, the book examines ‘self-build housing’ and ‘community-led housing’, discussing the commonalities and distinctions between these in practice, and what could be learned from other initiatives across Europe. Looking at both individual methods and ‘models’ of local practice, including cohousing, co-operatives, community land trusts, empty homes and other ‘intentional communities’, the book examines what has constrained such initiatives to date and how future policies and practice might be shaped.

Self Build

Author : Julian Owen
ISBN : 9781000481617
Genre : Architecture
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If you’ve ever dreamt of designing and building your own home, this book is for you. Becoming a ‘self-builder’ doesn’t necessarily mean learning to build a house physically from scratch. Anyone can be a self-builder – you can do so without ever having to lay a brick yourself. Self-built homes can also be more individual, better designed and more economical than buying from a developer. This book is designed for homeowners and self-builders, whether aspiring or on the brink of starting a project. It provides a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to the process of designing and building your own home, distilling all of the practical information needed to make your dream house a reality. Carefully crafted to offer friendly, easy-to-understand practical guidance and packed with watch points, hints and tips, it also highlights the potential pitfalls and suggests ways of avoiding them. Including indications of costs and timescales, Self-build demystifies the process of budgeting, finding a site, gaining planning permission, designing your home and all of the surrounding issues to do with sustainability, planning, regulations, procurement and the use of building contracts. Beautifully illustrated with over 230-colour photos, diagrams and plans, it provides all the inspiration and ideas you need to bring your own project to life. Featured houses include: Amphibious House by Baca Architects Corten Courtyard House by Barefoot Architects Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects Shawm House by Mawson Kerr Architects Sussex House by Wilkinson King Architects The Pocket House by Tikari Works Architects.

The Self Build Book

Author : Jon Broome
ISBN : 1900322005
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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How to enjoy designing and building your own home. Gives inspiration and practical information, gives a practical guide to organising a project which covers land, finance and misc. help.

Eco Homes

Author : Doctor Jenny Pickerill
ISBN : 9781780325330
Genre : Architecture
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It is widely understood that good, affordable eco-housing needs to be at the heart of any attempt to mitigate or adapt to climate change. This is the first book to comprehensively explore eco-housing from a geographical, social and political perspective. It starts from the premise that we already know how to build good eco-houses and we already have the technology to retrofit existing housing. Despite this, relatively few eco-houses are being built. Featuring over thirty case studies of eco-housing in Britain, Spain, Thailand, Argentina and the United States, Eco-Homes examines the ways in which radical changes to our houses – such as making them more temporary, using natural materials, or relying on manual heating and ventilation systems – require changes in how we live. As such, it argues, it is not lack of technology or political will that is holding us back from responding to climate change, but deep-rooted cultural and social understandings of our way of life and what we expect our houses to do for us.

Green Building Handbook Volume 1

Author : Tom Woolley
ISBN : 9781135811600
Genre : Architecture
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Environmentally responsible building involves resolving many conflicting issues and requirements. Each stage in the design process from the fundamental decisions about what, where and even whether to build has implications for the environment. Evolving out of the success of Green Building Digest, a publication described by Building Design as well-researched, authoritative and exhaustive, this practical new handbook considers the environmental issues which relate to the production, use and disposal of key building products and materials. It is designed to help specifiers and purchasers gain awareness of the potential environmental impact of their decisions. Chapter by chapter Green Building Handbook looks at a different sector of the trade from flooring to roofing, comparing the environmental effects of commonly available products with less well known green alternatives. A Best Buy section then ranks these products from lowest to highest impact.

Green Building Handbook Volume 2

Author : Tom Woolley
ISBN : 9781135802998
Genre : Architecture
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This key handbook provides a detailed reference for environmentally concerned purchasers of building products, and complements the Green Building Handbook Vol 1. Following the format of the original, this book discusses current issues in green building before moving on to consider eight building component types: fencing products, flat roofing membranes, glazing products, electrical wiring, adhesives, straw bale building, interior decoration and indoor air quality and ventilation. Invaluable for the specifier, this companion handbook will be useful to all those interested in finding greener ways of designing and making buildings.

It S Easy Being Green

Author : Mark Mann
ISBN : 9781848395299
Genre : Self-Help
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As more and more of us become aware of climate change we are beginning to look for lifestyle changes that will provide us with a more eco-friendly existence. "It's Easy Being Green" is a little book for the growing number of what have been dubbed "eco-worriers, not eco-warriors" - concerned but not-yet committed people who want to reduce their environmental impact but aren't quite sure where to start. The book highlights simple changes that can be easily incorporated into everyday life to reduce the use of energy, chemicals and water, and the waste and pollution that is created. It shows how being green is not only better for the planet, but can also save money and make us happier and healthier.

The New Natural House Book

Author : David Pearson
ISBN : 9780684847337
Genre : Architecture
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Gathers ideas and advice on building, decorating, furnishing, and living with a toxin-free home built from natural materials

Social And Sustainable Enterprise

Author : Sarah Underwood
ISBN : 9781781902554
Genre : Business & Economics
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With current environmental, social and financial challenges facing society and the economy, there has been a rapid growth in interest in the role of social and sustainable enterprise. This volume seeks to draw together contemporary entrepreneurial research which addresses social and environmental issues.

Earth Care Manual

Author : Patrick Whitefield
ISBN : 185623021X
Genre : Science
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The long-awaited exploration of permaculture specifically for cooler Northern Hemisphere climates is finally here! Already regarded as the definitive book on the subject, The Earth Care Manual is accessible to the curious novice as much as it is essential for the knowledgeable practitioner. Permaculture started out in the 1970s as a sustainable alternative to modern agriculture, taking its inspiration from natural ecosystems. It has always placed an emphasis on gardening, but since then it has expanded to include many other aspects, from community design to energy use. It can be seen as an overall framework that puts a diversity of green ideas into perspective. Its aims are low work, high output, and genuine sustainability.

Sustainability In Energy And Buildings

Author : Robert J. Howlett
ISBN : 9783642173875
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This volume represents the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB’10, held in the City of Brighton and Hove in the United Kingdom, and organised by KES International. Organised by the KES International organisation, SEB'10 formed a welcome opportunity for researchers in subjects related to sustainability, renewable energy technology, and applications in the built environment to mix with other scientists, industrialists and stakeholders in the field. SEB'10 attracted papers on a range of renewable energy and sustainability related topics and in addition the conference explored two innovative themes:- · The application of intelligent sensing, control, optimisation and modelling techniques to sustainability and · The technology of sustainable buildings. These techniques could ultimately be applied to the intelligent building SEB’10 attracted about 100 submissions from around the world. These were subjected to a two-stage blind peer-review process. With the objective of producing a high quality conference, the best 30% of these were selected for presentation at the conference and publication in this volume of proceedings. The papers in this volume are grouped into the five themes under which they were presented: Building Sustainability, Sustainable Power Generation, Sustainable Energy Policy and Strategy, Energy Monitoring and Management and Solar Energy Technology. These proceedings form an interesting and informative collection of papers, useful as a resource for further research, and a valuable source of information for those interested in the subject.

Design For Adaptability In Mass Housing

Author : Guopeng Li
ISBN : 9781618969873
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Before discussing the research itself in greater depth, it is beneficial at this stage to introduce the background to the research. To do so, the chapter is divided into four parts. The first part of the chapter summarises terminologies associated with adaptability, and goes on to define and elaborate on the meaning of adaptability in this research study. The second part of this chapter defines mass housing; the development of mass housing and its problems are also illustrated. In the third part, as the key solution for addressing housing occupants’ requirements and accommodating changes, the importance of adaptability in improving overall housing quality, particularly from a social, financial, and environmental point of view, is outlined. The sustainability of adaptability is also discussed. Even though studies of adaptability have been developed structurally, functionally, technically and financially, adaptability still occupies a marginal position due to the production of mass housing. The final part of the chapter rethinks the notion of adaptability for mass housing. Factors of mass housing related to social, financial, technical and design issues and which address adaptability are explored. Lastly, it is revealed that the design aspect of adaptability is chosen as the research focus in this research study.

The Green Book

Author : Duncan Brack
ISBN : 9781849545617
Genre : Political Science
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Leading Liberal Democrats and policy experts re-examine their political approach and propose a radical new direction for the party, setting the agenda for the next election and beyond. The Green Book cogently argues that a low-carbon economy and environmental investments are the best way to escape from sluggish growth, create new jobs and share prosperity. It is a clarion call for Liberal Democrats to treat the environmental crisis as a core challenge of economic policy, not a discrete problem. Policies that protect and enhance the natural world - on which our economy and society ultimately depend for our health, well-being and prosperity - should be the driving force behind the party's programme. Furthermore, green policies can provide a vital, clear and popular distinction between Liberal Democrats and Conservatives at the next election. The Green Book offers a challenge to current Liberal Democrat thinking - and stimulating reading to anyone who cares about the environment and the future of the British economy.

The Zero Carbon House

Author : Martin Godrey Cook
ISBN : 9781847973313
Genre : House & Home
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Zero Carbon' is an abstract concept for most people, but we have lived energy-profligate lifestyles for too long on finite fossil-fuel resources. We now face potential environmental catastrophe from climate change and global warming, with a continuing exponentially expanding global population that doubles every four decades. The capacity of the planet to reabsorb carbon dioxide is about two to three tonnes of carbon equivalent per person at current population levels of seven billion and therefore there is a desperate need for us to reduce our carbon footprint. A way of helping to achieve this is to live in a zero-carbon house, and this will become UK legislation for new homes by 2016. This fascinating book covers all aspects of the zero-carbon house, from its evolution to achieving carbon neutrality in old and new homes as well as entire communities. Includes an overview of zero carbon and how to achieve it on a global scale; covers communities of zero-carbon houses and provides inspirational examples of low-carbon lifestyles. Case studies show how principles are put into successful practice to save energy, carbon, money and the environment.

Building Your Own Home

Author : Tony Booth
ISBN : 1857039017
Genre : Dwellings
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More and more people aspire to build their dream home - this practical handbook provides valuable, stage-by-stage advice on turning those dreams into reality.

Introduction To Architectural Technology Third Edition

Author : Pete Silver
ISBN : 9781529423211
Genre : Architecture
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Understanding the relationship between design and technology is critical to the understanding of architecture. This book clearly explains the core aspects of architectural technology: structural physics, structural elements and forms, heating, lighting, environmental control and computer modelling. The third edition includes six new case studies, more on structural types, new information on construction detailing, passive building principles and designing for different climatic conditions. This essential introduction to architecture will help students to integrate their design thinking with the appropriate structural and environmental solutions.

Introduction To Architectural Technology Second Edition

Author : Pete Silver
ISBN : 9781780676777
Genre : Architecture
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Understanding the relationship between design and technology is critical to the understanding of architecture. This book clearly explains the core aspects of architectural technology: structural physics, structural elements and forms, heating, lighting, environmental control and computer modelling. Hundreds of photographs, diagrams and screengrabs demonstrate common architectural forms and construction techniques. Historical and contemporary examples chart significant moments in architectural engineering and the development of materials science Includes an examination of computer-aided design (CAD) and the use of building information management (BIM) technology for predicting and analyzing the behaviour of buildings. Written by two experienced teachers, this essential introduction to architecture will help students to integrate their design thinking with the appropriate structural and environmental solutions.


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ISBN : NWU:35556039058599
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Spatial Agency Other Ways Of Doing Architecture

Author : Nishat Awan
ISBN : 9781134722495
Genre : Architecture
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This book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple examples from across the globe of how this has been achieved and how it might be achieved in the future. Particularly pertinent in the current economic climate, this book offers the reader new approaches to architectural practice in a changing world. It makes essential reading for any architect, aspiring or practicing.

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