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The Hempcrete Book

Author : William Stanwix
ISBN : 0857841203
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Hempcrete Book is a detailed practical manual for architects, surveyors, professional builders and self-builders. It explains how to source and mix hempcrete and how to use it in new builds and restoration. In colour throughout, fully illustrated with beautiful photographs, this book provides a full explanation of construction techniques, highlighting potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. It includes a comprehensive resources section and examples of completed builds, with design notes. Hempcrete is a building material with excellent properties. It's made from lime and hemp shivs (a waste product from hemp fibre growing) and can be used for walls, floors, and for roof insulation. Hempcrete is breathable, absorbing and emitting moisture; this helps regulate internal humidity, avoiding trapped moisture and mould growth, and creating healthier buildings. It provides excellent acoustic and thermal insulation and thermal mass. It's light-weight, reducing construction costs, and it's environmentally friendly: it locks up CO2 for the life of the building, and the hemp doesn't require agrochemicals or insecticides in its cultivation. The Hempcrete Book is a valuable tool for any eco-builder.

Essential Hempcrete Construction

Author : Chris Magwood
ISBN : 9781550926132
Genre : Architecture
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Hempcrete is a versatile, energy-efficient natural insulation material, useful for walls, roofs, and floors. Made from the inner stem of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder, it is a very strong, lightweight and breathable alternative to manufactured insulations. Essential Hempcrete Construction is a fully-illustrated practical guide to this affordable, renewable method, from procurement to finishing. This indispensable manual is packed with all the information you need to determine whether hempcrete is the right choice for your project. It covers: Material specifications, testing and building code references and climate data Detail drawings for design reference Tool lists, and complete step-by-step instructions for mixing and placing hempcrete Finishing and maintenance techniques Budgeting and labor estimates Additional resources Essential Hempcrete Construction is part of New Society's Sustainable Building Essentials Series. Written by the world's leading sustainable builders, designers and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project where accurate and reliable information are key to success. Get the Essentials! Chris Magwood is a sustainable builder and designer specializing in green and natural building techniques, the co-founder and co-director of the Endeavour Centre, and the author of several books on sustainable building including Making Better Buildings, More Straw Bale Building, and Straw Bale Details.

The Art Of Natural Building

Author : Catherine Wanek
ISBN : 9781550925609
Genre : House & Home
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The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House. Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home.

Materials For Architects And Builders

Author : Arthur Lyons
ISBN : 9781351109536
Genre : Architecture
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Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new 6th edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy saving building components.

Performance Of Bio Based Building Materials

Author : Dennis Jones
ISBN : 9780081009925
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Performance of Bio-based Building Materials provides guidance on the use of bio-based building materials (BBBM) with respect to their performance. The book focuses on BBBM currently present on the European market. The state-of-the-art is presented regarding material properties, recommended uses, performance expectancies, testing methodology, and related standards. Chapters cover both ‘old and traditional’ BBBM since quite a few of them are experiencing a comeback on the market. Promising developments that could become commercial in the near future are presented as well. The book will be a valuable reference resource for those working in the bio-based materials research community, architects and agencies dealing with sustainable construction, and graduate students in civil engineering. Takes a unique approach to bio-based materials and presents a broad overview of the topics on relevant areas necessary for application and promotion in construction Contains a general description, notable properties related to performance, and applications Presents standards that are structured according to performance types

Hemp Bound

Author : Doug Fine
ISBN : 9781603585439
Genre : Business & Economics
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Looks at the economic, environmental, and practical potential that the hemp plant offers, looking at how its renewed cultivation could stand to benefit the country.

Bio Aggregate Based Building Materials

Author : Sofiane Amziane
ISBN : 9781118577066
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Using plant material as raw materials for construction is arelatively recent and original topic of research. This bookpresents an overview of the current knowledge on the materialproperties and environmental impact of construction materials madefrom plant particles, which are renewable, recyclable and easilyavailable. It focuses on particles and as well on fibers issuedfrom hemp plant, as well as discussing hemp concretes. The bookbegins by setting the environmental, economic and social context ofagro-concretes, before discussing the nature of plant-basedaggregates and binders. The formulation, implementation andmechanical behavior of such building materials are the subject ofthe following chapters. The focus is then put upon the hygrothermalbehavior and acoustical properties of hempcrete, followed by theuse of plant-based concretes in structures. The book concludes withthe study of life-cycle analysis (LCA) of the environmentalcharacteristics of a banked hempcrete wall on a woodenskeleton. Contents 1. Environmental, Economic and Social Context of Agro-Concretes,Vincent Nozahic and Sofiane Amziane. 2. Characterization of Plant-Based Aggregates. VincentPicandet. 3. Binders, Gilles Escadeillas, Camille Magniont, Sofiane Amzianeand Vincent Nozahic. 4. Formulation and Implementation, Christophe Lanos, FlorenceCollet, Gérard Lenain and Yves Hustache. 5. Mechanical Behavior, Laurent Arnaud, Sofiane Amziane, VincentNozahic and Etienne Gourlay. 6. Hygrothermal Behavior of Hempcrete, Laurent Arnaud, Driss Samriand Étienne Gourlay. 7. Acoustical Properties of Hemp Concretes, Philippe Glé,Emmanuel Gourdon and Laurent Arnaud. 8. Plant-Based Concretes in Structures: Structural Aspect –Addition of a Wooden Support to Absorb the Strain, Philippe Munozand Didier Pipet. 9. Examination of the Environmental Characteristics of a BankedHempcrete Wall on a Wooden Skeleton, by Lifecycle Analysis:Feedback on the LCA Experiment from 2005, Marie-Pierre Boutin andCyril Flamin. About the Authors Sofiane Amziane is Professor and head of the Civil Engineeringdepartment at POLYTECH Clermont-Ferrand in France. He is also incharge of the research program dealing with bio-based buildingmaterials at Blaise Pascal University (Institut Pascal, ClermontFerrand, France). He is the secretary of the RILEM TechnicalCommittee 236-BBM dealing with bio-based building materials and theauthor or co-author of over one hundred papers in scientificjournals such as Cement and Concrete Research, Composite Structuresor Construction Building Materials as well as internationalconferences. Laurent Arnaud is a Bridges, Waters and Forestry Engineer(Ingénieur des Ponts, Eaux et Forêts) and researcher atJoseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France. He is also Professorat ENTPE (Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat).Trained in the field of mechanical engineering, his research hasbeen directed toward the characterization and development of newmaterials for civil engineering and construction. He is head of theinternational committee at RILEM – BBM, as well as the authorof more than one hundred publications, and holder of aninternational invention patent.

One Planet Communities

Author : Pooran Desai
ISBN : UCSD:31822036450609
Genre : Architecture
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How can we create sustainable zero carbon communities cost-effectively at the same time as increasing the probability of people leading happy and healthy lives? Written from the perspective of practical experience gained from world-leading projects such as Beddington Zero fossil Energy Development (BedZED), One Brighton and Masdar City, this book provides a clear overview and simple insights for students, interested individuals and professionals in all areas of the property development and planning industries - including architecture, planning, engineering, surveying, development management, finance, legal, sales and marketing and estates management. It combines leading edge thinking with simple practical advice in this fast emerging field.In the often confused realm of sustainable development, the book starts with the question of how to turn sustainability from an abstract concept into a clear framework on which to base practical design, development, long-term management and governance decisions. It describes One Planet Living, the approach which links the science of ecological footprinting to a simple framework of principles, and how the framework is being applied to create a coherent approach to projects in the UK, Europe, USA, South Africa, the Middle East, China and Australia, It also draws on other examples of best practice from around the world.

Low Impact Building

Author : Tom Woolley
ISBN : 9781118524190
Genre : Architecture
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This guide to the designs, technologies and materials thatreally make green buildings work will help architects, specifiersand clients make informed choices, based on reliable technicalinformation. Low Impact Building: Housing using Renewable Materials isabout changing the way we build houses to reduce their‘carbon’ footprint and to minimise environmentaldamage. One of the ways this can be done is by reducing the energyand environmental impact of the materials and resources used toconstruct buildings by choosing alternative products and systems.In particular, we need to recognise the potential for using naturaland renewable construction materials as a way to reduce both carbonemissions but also build in a more benign and healthy way. Thisbook is an account of some attempts to introduce this intomainstream house construction and the problems and obstacles thatneed to be overcome to gain wider acceptance of genuinelyenvironmental construction methods. The book explores the nature of renewable materials in depth:where do they come from, what are they made of and how do they getinto the construction supply chain? The difference between artisanand self-build materials like earth and straw, and more highlyprocessed and manufactured products such as wood fibre insulationboards is explored. The author then gives an account of the Renewable HouseProgramme in the UK explaining how it came about and how it wasfunded and managed by Government agencies. He analyses 12 casestudies of projects from the Programme, setting out the design andmethods of construction, buildability, environmental assessmenttools used in the design, performance in terms of energy, airtightness, carbon footprint and post-occupancy issues. The policy context of energy and sustainability in the UK,Europe and the rest of the world is subjected to acritical examination to show how this affects the use of naturaland renewable materials in the market for insulation and otherconstruction materials. The debate over energy usage and embodiedenergy is discussed, as this is central to the reason why even manyenvironmentally progressive people ignore the case for natural andrenewable materials. The book offers a discussion of building physics and science,considering energy performance, moisture, durability, health andsimilar issues. A critical evaluation of assessment,accreditation and labelling of materials and green buildings iscentral to this as well as a review of some of the key research inthe field.

Smart Building In A Changing Climate

Author : Andy van den Dobbelsteen
ISBN : UCSD:31822036421485
Genre : Architecture
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"Climate change and peak fuel are issues that affect society, technology, politics, market - and also our built environment. Rather than just adapting to these changes, a positive, pro-active approach is needed, combining sustainable policy, planning and design. Smart Building in a Changing Climate presents the latest developments in the area of climate-responsive, energy-effective policy, planning and design. It includes the latest visions, ideas, designs and technology for a sustainable future on various scales, and points at possible directions for the built environment to answer the challenges of climate change in a pro-active and integrative way."--Publisher's description.

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