Green Design: A Healthy Home Handbook

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As an architect, Alan Berman is used to advising clients on combining design aspirations with environmental awareness. Now in this revised edition of his user-friendly and comprehensive guide, he presents the facts so that readers can make their own choices. Fully illustrated with photographs, diagrams and easy-to-follow charts, the book deals with all the key issues, starting with a re-assessment of traditional design, moving on to reveal the most environmentally friendly floors and floor coverings, walls and ...
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Overview

As an architect, Alan Berman is used to advising clients on combining design aspirations with environmental awareness. Now in this revised edition of his user-friendly and comprehensive guide, he presents the facts so that readers can make their own choices. Fully illustrated with photographs, diagrams and easy-to-follow charts, the book deals with all the key issues, starting with a re-assessment of traditional design, moving on to reveal the most environmentally friendly floors and floor coverings, walls and wall coverings, paints, varnishes, stains and other finishes, furniture and fabrics and including chapters on recycled materials, insulation, heating, sound and ventilation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780711228344
  • Publisher: Lincoln, Frances Limited
  • Publication date: 11/18/2008
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Ch. 1 Design and Environment 10

Ch. 2 Light, Heat and Air 38

Ch. 3 Materials 106

Ch. 4 Home Energy Systems 174

Healthy Home Directory 190

Index 202

Bibliography 207

Acknowledgements 208

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