Earth Sheltered Housing: Principles in Practice

Earth Sheltered Housing: Principles in Practice

by Max Terman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468466461
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 03/19/2012
Edition description: 1985
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Energy, Ecology, and Housing.- The Energy Situation.- The Environmental Situation.- Homes, Energy, and the Environment.- 2. An Adaptive Approach to Housing Options.- Principles: The Housing Options.- Principles: Earth Sheltered Housing.- Experiences: Energy-Efficient Housing.- Recommendations.- 3. Site Evaluation and Selection.- Principles: Climatic Factors.- Principles: Comfort Requirements.- Principles: Site Selection.- Principles: Site Modification.- Experiences: Regional and Site Considerations.- Recommendations.- 4. Designing the Earth Shelter.- Principles: The Design Process.- Principles: Design Responses to Climatic and Site Factors.- Experiences: Design Evaluation and Planning.- Recommendations.- 5. Building the Earth Sheltered House.- Principles: Construction.- Experiences.- Recommendations.- 6. Living in an Earth Shelter.- Principles.- Experiences.- Recommendations.- Appendices.- A. Energy Performance.- B. Professional Help.- C. Award-Winning Earth Shelter Designs.- D. Predicting Costs for Earth Sheltered Homes.

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