Green By Design: Creating a Home for Sustainable Living

by Angela Dean (Author)

Product Description

There is no "one-size-fits-all" plan for so-called "green" homes; rather, there
are universal principles of design that can be applied to individual tastes and
needs. Architect Angela Dean offers a variety of ways to incorporate green
building into your home, including using healthy building materials such as
straw bales and natural flooring, taking advantage of local materials and
resources, reusing gray water for landscaping, and incorporating passive solar
design. Her goal is to teach people how to think about building sustainable homes.

Green by Design provides a thorough analysis of what it means to build green and
offers advice on what to consider when designing a sustainable home. Green by
Design features full-color photographs and line drawings of floor plans show
different examples of successful sustainable homes. It also includes in-depth
case studies of more than a dozen homes so readers planning a green home can see
what worked for others. By providing people with knowledge, inspiration, and the
ability to ask the right questions (and understand the answers) Green by Design
puts home builders and owners on a path to creating beautiful, environmentally
responsible homes that they can be proud to live in.

Angela Dean, AIA, is principal architect of AMD Architecture in Salt Lake City.
She specializes in environmentally responsible designs to create healthy,
comfortable buildings that are in harmony with the environment

From the Inside Flap
"Dare to dream," says architect Angela M. Dean, who specializes in green home
design. In this book, she tells you the best way to achieve your dream of a
sustainable home, including how to plan, pitfalls to avoid, and the numerous
ways you can take advantage of natural resources and materials. There is no
one-size-fits-all plan for designing a home, and this book includes plans and
full-color photographs of more than a dozen case studies to show you how varied
the solutions for successful sustainable homes can be.

You'll also learn about the many materials and systems you can incorporate into
your home so that it has less impact on the environment and provides a healthier
living space for you and your family. The book provides information on:

o Natural building materials
o Renewable flooring
o Gray water for landscaping
o Local materials and labor
o Energy-efficient systems
o Passive solar design
o Indoor air quality

Packed with information and resources, Green by Design is the perfect book for
anyone interested in creating a home for sustainable living.

Product Details

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Gibbs Smith; 1 edition (September 15, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1586851721


Promoting Green Building Design, Construction and Operation, Sustainable Living,
Clean Technology, Renewable Energy Resources and Energy Independence