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Off The Grid Homes: Case Studies for Sunstainable Living

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Off the Grid Homes looks at six contemporary architectural projects that integrate alternative technologies for generating and conserving energy. Being off the grid can refer to many different aspects of energy and resource independence, from rainwater collection, to photovoltaic (PV) systems, to gray-water systems and more. Diagrams and clear explanations of technologies and their appropriate applications are provided alongside the case studies that explain just how the technologies work and how they may best be...

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Overview

Off the Grid Homes looks at six contemporary architectural projects that integrate alternative technologies for generating and conserving energy. Being off the grid can refer to many different aspects of energy and resource independence, from rainwater collection, to photovoltaic (PV) systems, to gray-water systems and more. Diagrams and clear explanations of technologies and their appropriate applications are provided alongside the case studies that explain just how the technologies work and how they may best be applied to each individual situation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586856892
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,384,687
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori Ryker grew up in Texas and has lived and worked in a variety of locations, including Boston, New York City, Portland, and Basel, Switzerland. She now resides in Livingston, Montana, where she teaches in the School of Architecture at Montana State University and is a partner, along with Brett W. Nave, of Ryker/Nave Design. Their work has been published in The House You Build, and Western Interiors and Design. Ryker holds a MArch from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Ph.D. from Texas A & M University. She is the author of Mockbee Coker: Thought and Process.

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Table of Contents

9 Preface

10 Introduction: Coming to Terms with Off the Grid

14 Setting the stage: Creating Visions for a Sustainable World

32 The Projects: Six In-depth Case Studies

34 Bruny Island Guesthouse, 1+2 architecture

40 Water Collection and Gray Water Reuse

46 Capitol Hill House, BLIP design

52 Photovoltaic Systems

60 Outside/In House and Studio, Ryker/Nave Design

70 Wind Turbine Systems

78 Hertz/Fong Residence, Syndesis/David Hertz Architect

86 Solar Hot-Water Systems

94 McDaniel Residence, Intrinsik Architecture

102 Geothermal Systems

110 Kashou/Caron Residence, Arkin/Tilt Architects

122 PROJECTS AT A GLANCE

122 SOURCES OF REFERENCE

123 PHOTO CREDITS

124 ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, BUILDERS, AND TECHNICIANS

126 OFF-THE-GRID TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

127 INDEX

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