Description - Essential Sustainable Home Design by Chris Magwood
Chris Magwood is the co-editor of the Sustainable Building Essentials seriesThis is the fifth book in the Sustainable Building Essentials seriesThe only book that guides people through the dream of building an environmentally friendly home, in a systematic way through the process of imagining, planning, designing, and building such a homeThe book is ordered such that a home designer can use it as a template for moving through the entire process of conception, goal setting, design, and budgetingFocuses on straightforward explanations of terminology and concepts for ease of conversation with the design team, builders, and code officials A helpful criteria matrix is presented, allowing the reader to build a frame of reference that will guide design, material, and systems decisions in accordance with their specific goals.A primer on key building science concepts to help homebuilders understand the elements that make for a high-performance, durable building; also provides guidance on ensuring that these concepts are followed from design to finish
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(280mm x 216mm x mm)
New Society Publishers
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Author Biography - Chris Magwood
Chris Magwood: Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative, sustainable buildings in North America. He created the Sustainable Building Design and Construction program at Fleming College in 2005, and co-founded and directs the Endeavour Centre for Innovative Building and Living. Chris is the author of 3 previous books on sustainable building including Straw Bale Details and More Straw Bale Building.