The Sustainable Home: The Essential Guide to Eco Building, Renovation and Decoration

The Sustainable Home: The Essential Guide to Eco Building, Renovation and Decoration

by Cathy Strongman
     
 

Sustainable living is gaining in popularity as people develop an ever-greater commitment to preserving the Earth's resources. This practical guide, now available in paperback, contains an illustrated reference section covering all aspects of sustainable building and decoration, from insulation to solar panels and from light bulbs to kitchen countertops. Thirty

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Sustainable living is gaining in popularity as people develop an ever-greater commitment to preserving the Earth's resources. This practical guide, now available in paperback, contains an illustrated reference section covering all aspects of sustainable building and decoration, from insulation to solar panels and from light bulbs to kitchen countertops. Thirty case studies featuring sustainably built homes from around the world, from an ambassador's official residence to a rooftop extension, offer inspiration. The informative text takes a balanced and realistic view of the techniques employed, and explains the decisions made in the construction of each building. Generously illustrated with photographs and plans, The Sustainable Home will appeal as much to anyone designing an entirely new eco house as to those seeking to spruce up or extend their own home.

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Beautifully illustrated, this book features sustainable homes from around the globe
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858945187
Publisher:
Merrell Publishers, LTD
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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Beautifully illustrated, this book features sustainable homes from around the globe
In Design

Meet the Author

Cathy Strongman, formerly Eco Editor at Insideout magazine, published by the Sunday Times newspaper, is now a freelance journalist. She contributes articles to various publications, including the Architects' Journal, Grand Designs Magazine and House & Garden.

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