Books tagged: sustainable building

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Earthbag Building Guide
By Owen Geiger
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 16,340. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This builder’s guide provides simple, clear explanations of each step of construction, from earthbag foundations that don’t require concrete, to complete information on tools and supplies, as well as tips, tricks and advanced earthbag techniques. All major aspects of building earthbag houses with vertical walls are covered. It is profusely illustrated with about 185 color photos and drawings.
Earthbag Building Guide Part 2
By Owen Geiger
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 13,520. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This builder’s guide provides simple, clear explanations of each step of construction, from earthbag foundations that don’t require concrete, to complete information on tools and supplies, as well as tips, tricks and advanced earthbag techniques. All major aspects of building earthbag houses with vertical walls are covered. It is profusely illustrated with about 185 color photos and drawings.
How to Future Proof Your Home: A Guide to Building with Energy Intelligence in Cold Climates
By Shane Wolffe
Price: $17.97 USD. Words: 28,690. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Professionally accredited author Shane Wolffe aims to show readers how to cost effectively build homes to be up to 85 percent more energy efficient, even in extreme climates. The book is based on building principles that work and were pioneered in Saskatchewan, Canada – a place with one of the most extreme climates in the world where yearly temperatures range from -40°C (-40F) to 35°C (95F).
Building Your Own Home - Tips, Techniques and Thoughts for the Owner-Builder
By Carl A Harte
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,260. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
A detailed, valuable resource for building an energy efficient, comfortable and “sustainable” home. Contains 23 chapters with more than 60 photos & diagrams. Some topics: Insulation, design & proportion, size & layout, construction methods, Passive Solar Design, rainwater harvesting, plumbing, sustainable heating, cooling, hot water, cooking, alternative energy, adobe, steel.
The Little Baobab: A Toubab in Africa
By Simon Fenton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,240. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
A compilation of articles from the popular Little Baobab site. Simon Fenton relocated to Senegal and has been building a guest house against a back drop of floods, snakes and interfering witch doctors.