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Building Green, New Edition: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs (Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative) Paperback – August 4, 2009
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"Building Green chronicles the project from start to finish, combining the gorgeous photography of an architecture coffee-table book with the detailed instructions of a building manual." —ReadyMade
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This book gives a very grounded and informed perspective on residential building, not limited to any one form or another, but seeking only to inform the reader of the dangers and best possibilities in each situation. Snell and Callahan recognize that there is no one best or "greenest" practice. Their book educates and empowers the reader to approach each unique building as it's own challenge.
Their research into and command of the building field is a boon to anyone looking to build wisely, be that person a builder with 25 years in the field, a potential do-it-yourself homebuilder, or even someone with no building experience looking to have a home built for them who is interested in having things done right.
Also, PHOTOS PHOTOS PHOTOS! They didn't skimp in this department. This book has hundreds (thousands?) of pictures. Nearly every key point has a diagram or a photo to bring the message home. It makes the material extremely clear and easy to grasp, as well as being a valuable resource for inspiration and ideas.
Everyone has something to gain from this book, and for the price there's no excuse not to own a reference copy.
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Purchased this product under a different amazon account. Great product for a great price.Nice reference guide or front to back read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jennifer D. Mosher
Very explicit. Wrote by an an experienced builder who knows how to combine all methods in order to accomplish quality construction. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Creations
Terrific book over all. Good purchase. Would have like more design photos.Published 8 months ago by D. S. Shepherd
This book ably covers many aspects of making buildings with minimal impact on the earth and great appeal to the spirit.Published 8 months ago by Busy Teacher and Parent
You not only get ideas and how to come up with ideas for green building. Then it goes into the construction aspect very thoroughly in my perspective.Published 12 months ago by Mike