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The Green Self-Build Book: How to Design and Build Your Own Eco-Home

The Green Self-Build Book: How to Design and Build Your Own Eco-Home

Paperback Sustainable Building

By (author) Jon Broome

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  • Publisher: GREEN BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 250mm x 22mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Totnes
  • ISBN 10: 1903998735
  • ISBN 13: 9781903998731
  • Illustrations note: over 100 colour photos and 50 line drawings
  • Sales rank: 54,532

Product description

Whether you want a turf roof, solar-powered hot water, or a super-insulated (and cost-efficient) house, you need to know the essential elements of the selfbuild process. In The Green Self-Build Book, Jon Broome gives an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques, and presents this information in a way that is relevant to non-professionals. The book includes case studies of green building techniques such as earth & straw bale buildings. The Green Self-Build Book gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green self-build process. It is intended for anyone who is planning a self-build project, and also for housing professionals, students and teachers.

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Author information

Jon Broome is an architect, who has self-built two houses. He was for many years Director of Architype, a London-based architectural practice working on housing, education, health and community buildings with specialist expertise in low energy design, timber-frame construction and sustainable building. He is co-author of The Self-Build Book and contributor to Housing & the Environment, published by the Chartered Institute of Housing. He lives in London, where he runs his own consultancy specializing in sustainable construction.

Table of contents

Why build green? Who else has built green? Low Environmental Impact Ozone Depletion Potential Re-Use and Recyclability Health Procurement Community involvement Energy standards and strategy Low energy design Water How to design & specify green Green housing Useful links, references and contacts