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Warm House Cool House: Inspirational Designs for Low-Energy Housing

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To aid in the minimization of environmental impact, this book offers valuable advice on how to help keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter with little or no reliance upon appliances. Illustrated with more than 100 inspiring contemporary examples of low-energy housing design, this fully updated edition contains practical and clever suggestions to make any home—in any climatic zone—an environmentally sustainable, comfortable, and attractive place to live year-round, while keeping ...

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Overview

To aid in the minimization of environmental impact, this book offers valuable advice on how to help keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter with little or no reliance upon appliances. Illustrated with more than 100 inspiring contemporary examples of low-energy housing design, this fully updated edition contains practical and clever suggestions to make any home—in any climatic zone—an environmentally sustainable, comfortable, and attractive place to live year-round, while keeping electricity, gas, and water bills comfortably low.

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"Warm House Cool House simplifies the science behind low-energy housing design . . . and suggests inspiring and achievable ways to apply energy-efficient methods to new and existing homes."  —Jamie Durie, Australian landscaper and television personality, Backyard Blitz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742232966
  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,063,536
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Hollo is an architect and an employee at the Sydney Harbor Federation Trust, which is responsible for creating public places and remediating and conserving heritage of former defense sites. He is also a former architecture professor at the Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria and at the University of Sydney. Jamie Durie is a landscaper and Australian television personality. He is formerly the host of shows which include Backyard Blitz and Renovation Rescue. He is the author of Patio and The Outdoor Room.

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