The Eco-Home Design Guide : Principles and practice for new-build and retrofit, Paperback / softback Book

The Eco-Home Design Guide : Principles and practice for new-build and retrofit Paperback / softback

Part of the Sustainable Building series


Designing an eco home is much more about working with your house's plce and situation than relying in intrusive technology and hi-tech mateirals.

In this book, Christopher Day draws on his extensive experience to explain the key principles of eco-home design, using common-sense methods to create a pleasant, comfortable and healthy home. With beautifully simple hand-drawn illustrations, Christopher takes you through:- Using the local topography, combined with landscaping, to improve your home's microclimate - Designing to keep your home dry and warm in the winter, and cool in the summer - Minimizing hidden environmental impacts - Making the house safe and healthy, both emotionally and physicallyThe book includes several case studies of eco hoomes, reviewing (with hindsight) what worked well and what could have been better.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 75 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Green Books
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  • Category: Architectural structure & design
  • ISBN: 9780857843050

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