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
- Publication Date: 10/10/2015
- Category: Architectural structure & design
- ISBN: 9780857843050
- Hardback from £28.25