Earth sheltered community design: energy-efficient residential development
Raymond Sterling, John Carmody, Gail Elnicky, University of Minnesota. Underground Space Center, Minnesota. Legislature. Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources
Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981 - Architecture - 270 pages
Explores the earth sheltered housing alternative to conventional homes. Includes information on site design and selection, topography, soil data, climate and marketability.
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