Essential Sustainable Home Design: A Complete Guide to Goals, Options, and the Design Process

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Essential Sustainable Home Design: A Complete Guide to Goals, Options, and the Design Process

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Chris Magwood is the co-editor of the Sustainable Building Essentials series This is the fifth book in the Sustainable Building Essentials series The 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 home The 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 budgeting Focuses 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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