Energy Wise Landscape Design

Author: Sue Reed
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716536
Size: 34.60 MB
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Save money and energy while adding natural beauty to your home.

The Art Of Natural Building

Author: Catherine Wanek
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925601
Size: 77.30 MB
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The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House. Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home.

Serious Microhydro

Author: Scott Davis
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716382
Size: 58.46 MB
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From water to wire--harnessing the energy of running water.

Microhydro

Author: Scott Davis
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865714847
Size: 23.85 MB
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Highly illustrated and practical, Microhydro is the first complete book on the topic in many years. Covering both AC and DC systems, it first introduces the important principles on which microhydro is based, including the advantages and disadvantages of using small amounts of water to generate power. Along with a glossary of microhydro terms, further reading and resources - including websites and commerical suppliers - Microhydro includes all the information a homeowner needs to start generating clean, off-grid, and independent power.

Making Better Buildings

Author: Jen Feigin
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925156
Size: 57.36 MB
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Much has been written about the individual components of sustainable building, but how do you bring it all together into a well-designed whole? Drawing on extensive hands-on experience, Making Better Buildings systematically describes the real-world implications of the most popular green and natural building materials and techniques, objectively presenting the pros, cons and overall viability of each. An indispensable resource.

The Renewable Energy Handbook

Author: William H. Kemp
Publisher: New Society Pub
ISBN: 9780973323320
Size: 79.67 MB
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Provides background information, purchasing data, and step-by-step instructions for operating boats, RVs, or homes and creating energy for hot water and heating with renewable energy sources.

The Pros And Cons Of Water Power

Author: Richard Spilsbury
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404237438
Size: 38.39 MB
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Presents the pros and cons of this alternative energy source, discussing what it is; how it works; and its environmental impact, cost, history, and future.

The Rough Guide To Green Living

Author: Duncan Clark
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1848367562
Size: 58.44 MB
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The Rough Guide to Green Living is a fact-filled, user-friendly guide to living a low-carbon, eco-friendly life. The guide provides hundreds of going green tips on all the key consumer areas - from greener shopping and recycling to producing your own electricity and reducing your carbon footprint. Suitable for everyone interested in making a difference, The Rough Guide to Green Living includes a plethora of simple green choices that anyone can try from green living at home, adopting greener travel habits, and growing your own, to ethical shopping and getting involved in charities or politics. Readable, interesting and sometimes surprising, the Rough Guide will help you get your environmental priorities in order and to separate the facts from the myths. The ultimate guide to all things eco-friendly, low-carbon and energy-saving. In recognition of the carbon footprint of this book, the publishers have made a donation to Sandbag.org