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  • Prefabulous + Almost Off the Gridby Sheri Koones

    Abrams 2012; US$ 24.95

    Prefabrication offers a simple path to the green home of your dreams, and in her latest book, Prefabulous author Sheri Koones highlights the many ways of using prefabrication to create almost-off-the-grid homeshouses that are not only environmentally friendly but often operate at nearly zero annual energy cost. Taking energy from the grid when... more...

  • Prefabulous + Sustainableby Sheri Koones

    Abrams 2013; US$ 25.00

    Prefabulous and Sustainable dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green prefab homes are. In this guide to prefab home-building author Sheri Koones, demystifies the prefabricated house by using 25 unique homes to showcase how factory-built homes are greener, more efficient,... more...

  • Design Like You Give a Damn [2]by " " Architecture for Humanity

    Abrams 2012; US$ 35.00

    Design Like You Give a Damn [2] is the indispensable handbook for anyone committed to building a more sustainable future. Following the success of their first book, Architecture for Humanity brings readers the next edition, with more than 100 projects from around the world. Packed with practical and ingenious design solutions, this book addresses... more...

  • Renewable Energies for Your Home: Real-World Solutions for Green Conversionsby Russel Gehrke

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 29.00

    Simple and Inexpensive Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home It's not always easy being green, and sometimes it costs more than you'd expect to get an eco-friendly home improvement project up and running. Renewable Energies for Your Home gives you sustainable home energy solutions that won't drain your wallet or the power grid. Get details... more...

  • The Hierarchy of Energy in Architectureby Ravi Srinivasan; Kiel Moe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    The laws of thermodynamics?and their implications for architecture?have not been fully integrated into architectural design. Architecture and building science too often remain constrained by linear concepts and methodologies regarding energy that occlude significant quantities and qualities of energy. The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture addresses... more...

  • The Rebound Effect in Home Heatingby Ray Galvin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95

    This is a definitive guide to the rebound effect in home heating ? the increase in energy service use after a technological intervention aimed at reducing consumption. It sets out what the effect is, how it plays out in the home heating sector, what this implies for energy saving initiatives in this sector, and how it relates to rebound effects in... more...

  • Sustainable Building Designby Vidar Lerum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    A twenty-first century renaissance is emerging in architecture. After a century of building designs characterized by high energy demand, low quality lighting and poor thermal comfort, the fundamental questions must be asked again: is there a better path to designing the most energy efficient, comfortable, functional and beautiful buildings for a sustainable... more...

  • Passive House in Different Climatesby Mary James; James Bill

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 64.95

    Passive House in Different Climates introduces the seven Passive House principles, to help you create super-insulated, airtight buildings that require minimal energy use to heat, cool, dehumidify, and ventilate, with superior indoor air quality and year-round comfort. Seventeen case studies in four climate zones---marine, cold and very cold, mixed-dry... more...

  • Urban Greenby Neil B. Chambers

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    Sustainable design is booming, but the men and women dedicated to reducing their carbon impact have lost sight of what they are trying to save: the natural world. Author Neil Chambers has been at the forefront of cutting-edge, sustainable architecture for years, and Urban Green is his revolutionary vision for bringing the power of the conservation... more...

  • Design and Construction of High-Performance Homesby Franca Trubiano

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features: architectural innovations in building skin technologies which make lighter more transparent buildings... more...