Provides design information about recent low-impact materials and technologies. Showcases modern, effective green solutions with international case studies demonstrating sustainable design in action. Advises on powering ecohouses using renewable energy, including wind, micro hydro and heat pumps. Offers an introduction to established low impact building materials such as lime, earth and hemp. Topics addressed include earth sheltering, reed beds, the environmental impact of building materials, ventilation, passive solar design, photovoltaics, and solar hot water systems.
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