The Green Self-build Book

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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 205 x 255 x 20mm | 1,007g
  • Totnes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st
  • over 100 colour photos and 50 line drawings
  • 1903998735
  • 9781903998731
  • 115,703

Table of contents

Why build green?

Who else has built green?

Low Environmental Impact

Ozone Depletion Potential

Re-Use and Recyclability



Community involvement

Energy standards and strategy

Low energy design


How to design & specify green

Green housing

Useful links, references and contacts
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Review quote

For an eco-friendly loft extension or the greenest insulation money can buy, this is just the ticket. -- Dominic Murphy * The Guardian *
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About Jon Broome

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.
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