Diary of an Eco-builder

Diary of an Eco-builder


By (author) Will Anderson

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  • Publisher: GREEN BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 206mm x 22mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Totnes
  • ISBN 10: 1903998794
  • ISBN 13: 9781903998793
  • Illustrations note: black and white photos throughout
  • Sales rank: 333,666

Product description

Will Anderson's monthly features in The Independent have an enthusiastic following; readers are following his progress from finding a plot, getting planning permission and building himself a stunning contemporary eco home, which mirrors the fine-tuned ecology of a tree. Drawing on his columns in The Independent, Will has created a diary that will be invaluable to anyone contemplating building their own eco house. The Diary of an Eco Builder focuses specifically on environmental issues through the story of his attempt to realise an inspiring and challenging vision. Honest, amusing and unexpected, it highlights all the key issues which arise when you build an eco house, records the process of the nitty gritty of self build, and provides contacts and references for more information. The Energy Saving Trust is using Will's house as a case study and will monitor and evaluate the house to learn from the way it performs.

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Author information

Will Anderson is a researcher and writer with wide interests in the environmental field. At the turn of the century he left a long-standing career in public health to gain a degree in Energy and Sustainable Development, a first step in his personal journey to address the challenge of climate change. He subsequently built 'Tree House' in Clapham, one of Britain's few genuinely 'zero carbon' houses and the subject of his book Diary of an Eco-Builder. Will is now Senior Researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Energy, www.cse.org.uk. His website is www.treehouseclapham.org.uk .

Review quote

"In a corner of Clapham that is now forever green, [Will Anderson] has designed and built a ""symbol of the power of ecological design"".

Table of contents

Diary entries from The Independent Personal reflections on self-build How the author dealt with finance, sourcing, timber, solar heating, daylighting, eco-design Environmental and recycled products Resources: books, websites and suppliers