Clean Power from Water

Author: Scott Davis

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550923986

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 3904


All you need to get clean home energy from water to wire.

Serious Microhydro

Water Power Solutions from the Experts

Author: Scott Davis

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865716382

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 8417


From water to wire--harnessing the energy of running water.

Energy-Wise Landscape Design

A New Approach for Your Home and Garden

Author: Sue Reed

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865716536

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

View: 3132


Save money and energy while adding natural beauty to your home.

The Art of Natural Building

Design, Construction, Resources

Author: Catherine Wanek,Michael Smith,Joseph F. Kennedy

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925601

Category: House & Home

Page: 480

View: 5181


The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House. Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home.

Making Better Buildings

A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

Author: Chris Magwood

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925156

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 5423


Sustainable building from the ground up - the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods-entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is no single resource that allows an owner or builder to quickly and objectively compare the merits of each system for their particular project. Making Better Buildings cuts through the hype and provides the unvarnished facts about the upsides and downsides of the most widely discussed materials and technologies. Drawing on the real-world experiences of designer/builders, this comparative guide systematically and comprehensively examines each approach in terms of: Cost, sourcing, labor intensity, and ease of construction Energy efficiency, embodied energy, and environmental impacts Availability/accessibility Viable applications and future potential. Each chapter is rounded out by a chart which summarizes the material in a quick and accessible manner. Whether you are an owner preparing to build a green or natural home, or a conventional contractor determined to integrate sustainable alternatives into your existing construction practices, this up-to-the minute resource will help you make the best decisions for your project, while meeting your energy, efficiency, budgetary, and site-specific needs.

Natural Areas Journal

A Quarterly Publication of the Natural Areas Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: N.A

View: 4975


The Real Goods solar living sourcebook

the complete guide to renewable energy technologies and sustainable living

Author: John Schaeffer,Real Goods Trading Corporation

Publisher: Real Goods Trading Corporation

ISBN: 9780930031688

Category: Nature

Page: 656

View: 3423


Solar Living Source Book

Author: John Schaeffer,Doug Pratt

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company


Category: Renewable energy sources

Page: 693

View: 3732


Now in its ninth edition, the Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook is considered "the bible of independent living and renewable energy". It includes products ranging from simple energy-saving devices like compact fluorescent lights to home-scale energy-harvesting systems that utilize the sun, wind, and water to make electricity for people living "off-the-grid". The Sourcebook is much more than just a product guide. In these pages you'll find lively, up-to-the-minute articles on all aspects of appropriate technology, written by experts who are able to draw upon decades of actual experience living off-the-grid. You'll also find plenty of inspiration, as well as practical ideas, in this book's stories of people who have found ways to live more sanely and independently on the earth. Whether you're a layperson or professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the Sourcebook puts the latest research and newest products at your fingertips, giving you all the information you need to make sustainable living a reality.

The Renewable Energy Handbook

A Guide to Rural Independence, Off-grid and Sustainable Living

Author: William H. Kemp

Publisher: New Society Pub


Category: House & Home

Page: 567

View: 8040


Provides background information, purchasing data, and step-by-step instructions for operating boats, RVs, or homes and creating energy for hot water and heating with renewable energy sources.