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Building Green: A Complete How-to Guide to Alternative Building Methods - Earth Plaster, Straw Bale, Cordwood,Cob, Living Roofs

Building Green: A Complete How-to Guide to Alternative Building Methods - Earth Plaster, Straw Bale, Cordwood,Cob, Living Roofs

Paperback Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative

By (author) Clarke Snell, By (author) Tim Callahan

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  • Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 616 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 254mm x 43mm | 2,200g
  • Publication date: 8 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Asheville
  • ISBN 10: 1600595340
  • ISBN 13: 9781600595349
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, over 1200 photographs
  • Sales rank: 82,681

Product description

This is an updated version of the best-selling and highly regarded reference to sustainable construction. It reveals how to create a country cottage using four methods: straw bale, cob, cordwood and modified stick-frame. It features more than 1,200 step-by-step photographs. It is printed on recycled paper with agri-based inks. It's refreshed with a completely revised introduction and extensive online resource tie-ins. Plus, it's now printed on recycled paper with agri-based inks, so it's greener than ever! With more than 1,200 step-by-step photographs that follow the actual erection of an alternative building, from site selection to final-touch interior details. Snell and Callahan create a lovely country cottage using four methods: straw bale, cob, cordwood and modified stick-frame. Along with sidebars throughout, there's a thorough discussion of the fundamentals of building construction, alternative approaches and designing a beautiful yet environmentally responsible home. "Building Green" was the first book of its kind and it remains head and shoulder above other titles in this field.

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Clarke Snell has decades of experience in green building, sustainability and low impact living. He is also the author of The Good House Book 9781579902810. Tim Callahan has over 30 years of experience in a broad range of design and building projects.

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Praise for "Building Green" ""Building Green" chronicles the project from start to finish, combining the gorgeous photography of an architecture coffee-table book with the detailed instructions of a building manual." - --ReadyMade "This large, generously illustrated manual is an excellent primer on owner-designed and site-inspired building." - --"Publishers Weekly" "The most comprehensive and reader-friendly green building book...It's great for both the green building novice and expert." - --"Builders Booksource" "This book is a must read for architects, builders, and all people who want to create a healthy home." - --Helmut Ziehe, Founder, International Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology, Inc. "Well-written and understandable with wonderful illustrations." - --Pliny Fisk & Gail Vittori, Co-Directors, The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems