Green By Design: 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:

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586851729
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/15/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Angela Dean, AIA, is principal architect of AMD Architecture in Salt Lake City. She specializes in environmentally responsible designs to create healthy, comfortable buildings that are in harmony with the environment.
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Project: Keller Farmhouse

Location: Western Washington, east of Seattle

Architect: Living Shelter Design

Owner: Keller family

Square Footage: 1,392 main, 941 upper, 2,333 total

Budget: $230,000 for home, $33,000 for garage w/ unfinished apartment

Builder: Gordon Construction, Fall City, Washington

Photographer: Mike Zarieki

Sustainable Features

· Flood plain design

· Vernacular design response

· Efficient space utilization

· Extended outdoor living

· Passive Solar

· Masonry heater

· Heat Recovery Ventilator

· Hard surface floors

· Detached garage

· Durable materials

The Kellers had lived in an old, deteriorating farmhouse for thirteen years on the site of their new home. This gave them plenty of time for dreaming up an ideal home. It also gave them intimate knowledge of the site, so that when the time came to make the dream a reality, they knew exactly how to capture the best the site had to offer.

The Keller family is a nuclear one-mom, dad, and four kids from ages three to twelve. Two boys share a bedroom; the others have their own. All but the youngest help on the farm. As a family of farmers who are used to working with the rhythms of nature, the home they dreamed of was to do the same. Their vision included an energy-efficient classic farmhouse with good sunlight, hardwood floors, and a masonry heater. They wanted a home small enough to be affordable to build, operate, and maintain.

Design

Selecting an architect began by paging through the local Yellow Pages. During the interview process it was easy for them to sense early on who they would get along with. They needed an architect to not only design their dream house but also one who would fit a floodplain condition at the site of the home.

"Terry was practical from the start," the Kellers said. "She said that she wouldn't begin the design process until the floodplain issue was resolved. That impressed us."

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Design Intent

Chapter 2: Design Process

Chapter 3: Building Green

Chapter 4: Design Strategies

Chapter 5: Case Studies

Resources

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2006

    'The perfect book for starting down the greener path to home'

    This book is full of useful and insightful information on how incorporating 'green design' is not only for the new home, but existing structures seeking change. It is an intimate, thought provoking book that shows us that sustainable living is not only achievable, but can be done cost-effectively and beautifully as well. For those seeking a greener path to home, this book is a must.

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