The Green Self-Build Book - How to Design and Build Your Own Eco-home

The Green Self-build Book
€ 32,75 per stuk

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Jon Broome
over 100 colour photos and 50 line drawings

Whether you want a turf roof, solar-powered hot water, or a super-insulated (and cost-efficient) house, you need to know the essential elements of the self-build process. In The Green Self-Build Book, Jon Broome gives an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques, and presents this information in a way that is relevant to non-professionals.The book includes case studies of green building techniques such as earth & straw bale buildings.

The Green Self-Build Book gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green self-build process. It is intended for anyone who is planning a self-build project, and also for housing professionals, students and teachers.

Why build green?
Who else has built green?
Low Environmental Impact
Ozone Depletion Potential
Re-Use and Recyclability
Community involvement
Energy standards and strategy
Low energy design
How to design & specify green
Green housing
Useful links, references and contacts


The Author:
Jon Broome is an architect, who has self-built two houses. He was for many years Director of Architype, a London-based architectural practice working on housing, education, health and community buildings with specialist expertise in low energy design, timber-frame construction and sustainable building. He is co-author of The Self-Build Book and contributor to Housing & the Environment, published by the Chartered Institute of Housing. He lives in London, where he runs his own consultancy specializing in sustainable construction.

"Broomes account of this house is recommended to anyone who is drawn to the prospect of embarking on self-build, or indeed anyone working in the domestic sector." - Rob Gregory, Architectural Review