The Eco-house Manual: How to Carry Out Environmentally Friendly Improvements to Your Home

The Eco-house Manual: How to Carry Out Environmentally Friendly Improvements to Your Home


By (author) Nigel Griffiths


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  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 272mm x 14mm | 762g
  • Publication date: 19 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Somerset
  • ISBN 10: 1844254054
  • ISBN 13: 9781844254057
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 44,420

Product description

This manual covers every aspect of domestic renovation from heating and electrical systems through to building materials and outdoor space. Whether you want to work out the payback period on a wind turbine or find out about the most eco-friendly floor covering, all information is presented in a clear and practical format with colour photography throughout. With up-do-date information about emerging renewable sources of power, along with step-by-step projects for the home and garden, this will be an invaluable resource for all home owners.

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Author information

Nigel Griffiths MA ran his own building business for 15 years, specialising in conservation and green building, and has recently project-managed a development of 12 new eco-homes in Somerset. Nowadays he is a building consultant, a visiting university lecturer on sustainability, and an eco-homes assessor for the Building Research Establishment.

Table of contents

Principles of eco-renovation. Construction materials. Insulation and heating. Electricity demand. Micro-generation. Water supply and usage. Interiors. Waste and pollution. Exterior space and gardens.