Ecohouse 2: a design guide

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Architectural Press, 2003 - Architecture - 413 pages
Ecohouse 2 tells you how to design low energy, environmentally friendly buildings. It provides the foundations for building design in a warming world, and shows how to take the first step towards the zero-carbon emission buildings of tomorrow.

Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house as a case-study Roaf guides the reader through the ideas for energy efficient design or 'eco design'.

This second edition, a follow up to the best selling original, introduces new sections including earth sheltering and reed beds. It also explores 24 case-studies of ecohouses from around the world. It is an ideal comprehensive reference for architects, designers and their clients, as well as self builders, who wish to help make sustainable design a reality.

* 24 case studies from around the world show how Ecohouse principles can be applied in different climates and cultures
* Contributions from experts including Christopher Day, Robert and Brenda Vale, Steven Szokolay, Peter Warm, Paul Jennings, Andre Viljoen and Nick Grant provide key specialist know-how
* Discussion of environmentally-friendly form and construction gives both students and practitioners an invaluable overview of the topic

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