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

by Dan Chiras (Author)

Product Description

In this new comprehensive volume, Chiras includes chapters on green building
materials, earth-sheltered architecture, passive solar heating and cooling,
sustainable approaches to water and waste, energy efficiency, and environmental
landscaping. He sets the record strait on the vast potential for passive heating
and cooling and provides a resource guide, recommendations, and a green-building

From the Publisher
As homeowners become more environmentally savvy and demand ecological choices, a
new generation of architects and builders is emerging, intent on creating warm
and inviting homes that cause only a fraction of the environmental impact of
conventional building methods. Dan Chiras’ The New Ecological Home provides an
overview of green building techniques, materials, products and technologies that
are either currently available or promise to be in the near future.

Product Details

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company (May 30, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1931498164


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