Green by Design

Green by Design : Creating a Home for Sustainable Living

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The author, an architect specializing in sustainable design, also knows that people must balance resources, time, and budget, so her suggestions are practical and focused on helping readers identify what they need and what choices they can make that are environmentally sound. She provides case stud
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 243.84 x 246.38 x 10.16mm | 566.99g
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 1586851721
  • 9781586851729
  • 2,616,954

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"Dare to dream," says architect Angela M. Dean, who specializes in green home design. In this book, she tells you the best way to achieve your dream of a sustainable home, including how to plan, pitfalls to avoid, and the numerous ways you can take advantage of natural resources and materials. There is no one-size-fits-all plan for designing a home, and this book includes plans and full-color photographs of more than a dozen case studies to show you how varied the solutions for successful sustainable homes can be. You'll also learn about the many materials and systems you can incorporate into your home so that it has less impact on the environment and provides a healthier living space for you and your family. The book provides information on: o Natural building materials o Renewable flooring o Gray water for landscaping o Local materials and labor o Energy-efficient systems o Passive solar design o Indoor air quality Packed with information and resources, Green by Design is the perfect book for anyone interested in creating a home for sustainable living.
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Author and architect Angela M. Dean offers specific, hands-on advice for creating your sustainable home. Inside you'll find a wealth of information on:
o Reasons for building green
o Choosing a design team
o Hiring an architect
o Managing your budget
o Meeting building codes
o Siting to take advantage of natural resources
o Incorporating healthy building materials
o Using energy-efficient systems
With floor plans and full-color photographs of over a dozen successful green homes, this book will inspire you and give you the information you need to create a home for sustainable living.
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