The Eco-Home Design Guide: Principles and Practice for New-Build and Retrofit
Designing an eco home is much more about working with your house's place and situation than relying on intrusive technology and hi-tech materials. In this book, Christopher Day draws on his extensive experience to explain the key principles of eco-home design, using common-sense methods to create a pleasant, comfortable and healthy home.
With beautifully simple hand-drawn illustrations, Christopher takes you through:
- Using the local topography, combined with landscaping, to improve your home's microclimate
- Designing to keep your home dry and warm in the winter, and cool in the summer
- Minimizing hidden environmental impacts
- Making the house safe and healthy, both emotionally and physically
The book includes several case studies of eco hoomes, reviewing (with hindsight) what worked well and what could have been better.
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