Building Green - A Complete How-to Guide To Alternative Building Methods Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs
Photographs: Over 1200 photographs
The best-selling and highly regarded reference to sustainableconstruction gets an update! It?s refreshed with a completelyrevised introduction, a bright new cover and extensive onlineresource tie-ins. Plus, it?s now printed on recycled paper withagri-based inks, so it?s greener than ever! This groundbreakingbook doesn't just tell you about ?green? house-building techniques:it actually shows you, with more than 1,200 step-by-stepphotographs that follow the actual erection of an alternativebuilding, from site selection to final-touch interior details.Readers will get a clear sense of the real world challenges asSnell and Callahan create a lovely country cottage using fourmethods: straw bale, cob, cordwood and modified stick-frame. Alongwith sidebars throughout, there?s a thorough discussion of thefundamentals of building construction, alternative approaches anddesigning a beautiful yet environmentally responsible home.Building Green was the first book of its kind and it remains headand shoulder above other titles in this field.ISBN13: 9781600595349
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