The green self-build book: how to design and build your own eco-home

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Green Books, Jul 23, 2007 - Architecture - 288 pages
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A highly illustrated, practical handbook on eco-friendly building for homeowners. Whether you want a turf roof, solar-powered hot water, a straw bale home, or a super-insulated (and cost-efficient) house, you need to know the essential elements of the process. In The Green Self-Build Book, Jon Broome gives an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques for non-professionals. The Green Self-Build Book gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green building process. It is intended for anyone who is planning a do-it-yourself project, and for housing professionals, students, and teachers.

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Tips and examples of Green construction. Contents include reducing energy use and environmental impact, reducing water consumption and harmful impacts on health, environmentally preferred forms of ... Read full review

Review: The Green Self-Build Book: How to Design and Build Your Own Eco-Home

User Review  - Tish - Goodreads

I bought this, thinking it was a "how to," as is stated in the title. Although it covers several alternative theories, from energy to construction materials, using case study homes, it is more an ... Read full review


Why selfbuild and why build green?
A threebedroom eco house for 30000 in Basildon using timber panel

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About the author (2007)

Jon Broome is an architect, who has self-built two houses. He is the co-author of The Self-Build Book and a contributor to Housing & the Environment. He lives in London, where he runs his own consultancy specializing in sustainable construction.