Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 6 OF 8
|Main Title||Natural house : a complete guide to healthy, energy-efficient, environmental homes /|
|Author||Chiras, Daniel D.|
|Publisher||Chelsea Green Pub.,|
|ISBN||1890132578 (alk. paper)|
|Collation||x, 468 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 441-459) and index.
pt. 1: The sustainable imperative. Striking out in a new direction -- pt. 2: Choices. Rammed earth homes ; Straw bale homes ; Earthships and beyond ; Adobe homes ; Cob homes ; Cordwood homes ; Log homes ; Stone homes ; Emerging natural building techniques -- pt. 3: Sustainable systems. Energy independence : passive solar heading and cooling ; Energy independence : generating electricity from sun, wind, and water ; Environmentally sustainable water systems ; Green building materials : creating the ultimate environmentally friendly home ; Site considerations : choosing a site, protecting it during construction, and restoring the land ; Building an alternative home : what you need to know to get your home built.