Buildings of the Future
"What is a wind-catcher? How will hydrogen heat our homes in future? What are the pros and cons of carbon-offsetting? This title takes a look at how new buildings will be designed to use less energy and how old buildings can be adapted. It explores ways of saving energy now, in our homes, in schools, and in the workplace."
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