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The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options

Handbook / Manual

By: Daniel D Chiras

352 pages, B/w photos, b/w illus

Chelsea Green

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #145946 | ISBN: 1931498164
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NHBS Price: £27.50 $34/€31 approx

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Provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies that are either currently available or will be in the near future. Author Daniel Chiras provides a wealth of up-to-date, practical information for home buyers, owner-builders, and anyone interested in building for a sustainable future.

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Dan Chiras paid his last electric bill in June of 1996. It is not that he has disavowed the use of electricity and modern conveniences, but rather that he has turned to the sun and wind to meet his family's needs. In 1995, Dan, a former full-time college professor with years of experience in sustainable development, built a state-of-the-art rammed earth tire and straw bale home in Evergreen, Colorado. He installed solar electric panels on the roof; a year or so later he installed a small wind generator. Since that time, he has met nearly all of his electrical needs for his home and office from these clean, renewable sources.

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