New Green Homes: The Latest in Sustainable Living

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Harper Collins, Jan 5, 2010 - Architecture - 192 pages
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New Green Homes presents the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and design. Projects include "green" houses, apartments, lofts, and cabins, and explore various aspects of environmentally-friendly design from its ecological and economical benefits to the factors that need to be considered when choosing materials, such as the amount of energy that went into manufacturing the product; its sustainability; the life-expectancy of its materials; and the question of if the materials used can be recycled or safely disposed of if they break down over time.

Specific topics covered include climate regulation, drainage systems, and regional planning. Each project contains photographs, floor and aerial plans, as well as detailed drawings that illustrate certain sustainable features revealing how much the parameters of ecological design have expanded in just a few short years.

For the environmentally and aesthetically conscious, New Green Homes is as poignant as it is refreshing. It′s the perfect resource for homeowners, designers, architects, and all clients interested in creating warm and inviting homes that cause only a fraction of the environmental impact of those created using conventional building methods.

 

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Contents

Sustainability
7
Pentimento House
22
Residence in lnverness
38
House in Gerés
52
House
66
Skyline Residence
82
Holman House
98
House in Joanépolis
114
Big Dig House
132
Greenfield Residence
148
The Wave House
162
Panel House
176
Sustainable Architecture Glossary
190
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Sergi Costa Duran studied agricultural engineering with an emphasis on environmental preservation at the University of Lleida in Spain. He is the author of Roof Design (Daab Books, 2007), Cybercafes: Surfing Interiors (Page One/Loft, 2007), and Private Residential Complexes (Monsa, 2008) and has written design articles for Neo 2 and Suite magazines. He lives in Barcelona.

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