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New Eco Homes

Author : Manel Gutierrez
ISBN : 9780062395191
Genre : Architecture
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A stunning, full-color showcase of the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design, featuring thirty-five diverse homes. Today’s architects, designers, building craftsman, and homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious, choosing eco-friendly living spaces with small carbon footprints that are built with sustainable materials. New Eco Homes explores various aspects of modern eco design, from its environmental and economical benefits, to factors considered when choosing materials: how much energy went into manufacturing the product, whether it is long lasting, and whether it can be recycled or safely disposed of as it eventually breaks down. It also examines important details involved in building, such as climate regulation, drainage systems, and regional planning. Each of the thirty-five projects contain photographs, floor plans, and detailed drawings that illustrate certain sustainable features, revealing how much the parameters of ecological design have expanded in just a few short years. New Eco Homes includes an introductory interview with an international specialist in green building, site plans, architectural drawings, and a complete directory of resources. Combining concern for the environmental with aesthetic sensibility, it is an essential resource for architects, designers, and homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that are not only beautiful to inhabit, but help protect and conserve our natural environment as well.
Category: Architecture

Eco Homes

Author : Doctor Jenny Pickerill
ISBN : 9781780325330
Genre : Architecture
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It is widely understood that good, affordable eco-housing needs to be at the heart of any attempt to mitigate or adapt to climate change. This is the first book to comprehensively explore eco-housing from a geographical, social and political perspective. It starts from the premise that we already know how to build good eco-houses and we already have the technology to retrofit existing housing. Despite this, relatively few eco-houses are being built. Featuring over thirty case studies of eco-housing in Britain, Spain, Thailand, Argentina and the United States, Eco-Homes examines the ways in which radical changes to our houses – such as making them more temporary, using natural materials, or relying on manual heating and ventilation systems – require changes in how we live. As such, it argues, it is not lack of technology or political will that is holding us back from responding to climate change, but deep-rooted cultural and social understandings of our way of life and what we expect our houses to do for us.
Category: Architecture

Sustainable Housing

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee
ISBN : 0215028090
Genre : Architecture
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Following on from a previous Committee report on sustainable housing issues (HCP 135-I, session 2004-05; ISBN 0215021517) published in January 2005, this report considers recent developments, including the Government's decision to increase the proposed rate of new build housing from 150,000 to 200,000 per year by 2016. Issues discussed include: the likely effectiveness of the proposed voluntary Code for Sustainable Homes in terms of achieving well-designed, energy efficient sustainable buildings; whether the Government is doing enough to promote the Code within the building industry and the general public; fiscal measures needed to reward higher building quality and greater environmental performance; funding for the timely provision of infrastructure such as transport links, schools and hospitals in main growth areas; security of water supplies and whether the Government, the Environment Agency and the water companies are doing enough to educate people about water efficiency. Overall, the Committee's report recognises the need for additional housing capacity but criticises the Government's failure to acknowledge the valid concerns about the environmental impacts of its house building plans, and its lack of planning to ensure the necessary supporting infrastructure is put in place to establish sustainable communities.
Category: Architecture

Ecolism Volume 1

Author : Henri Maalouf
ISBN : 9781788039154
Genre : Business & Economics
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Do you want to live in a better socio-economic system unaffected by global economic turmoil? Do you want to build eco-cities to end poverty, save billions on public spending and reduce cO2, N2O and other pollutants to 0%? Would you like to live self-sufficient in a sustainable ethical society and own an eco-home that becomes your space for survival? Ecolism Volume 1 is one of four small volumes proposing eco-solutions. It aims to solve most problems in most socio-economic systems. Henri E. Maalouf creates a framework of a social and economic system to complement a utopian Eco-city. The concept is to create protective bubbles for societies. In this volume, an eco-city is created to protect societies from any global economic turmoil. It proposes ideas which would offer people a decent standard of living. He suggests that it must be a compulsory human right for each couple older than sixteen to own an eco-home and the government pay the interest on their mortgage until the social welfare system find them a job to repay the loan.
Category: Business & Economics

Sustainable Homes

Author : Centaur Media
Genre : House & Home
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Whether you are a self-builder or keen renovator, this digital book has condensed some of the key articles featured in Homebuilding & Renovating magazine to bring you the most informative and valuable information, providing everything you need to know about how to achieve a home as energy conscious as you are.
Category: House & Home

Design Quality In New Housing

Author : Matthew Cousins
ISBN : 9781135253134
Genre : Architecture
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This book addresses the need for an in-depth study into design quality in new housing. The wider implications of policy and design are examined through a series of case studies of new housing projects in the UK and the Netherlands. Dutch interdisciplinary design and modern methods of construction are widely considered to be of the highest quality from which much can be learned and understood. This new guide offers architects the best practice for the design, policy and construction of new homes. The author considers proposals for the Thames Gateway and government incentives to create better quality housing, including the £60,000 house and design reviews. The wider implications of skills and training of architects, planners, design professionals and those parties involved in housing are also addressed.
Category: Architecture

Eco Home

Author : Melinda Williams
ISBN : 0143771531
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Everything you need to know to build, renovate or just live in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. With loads of inspirational photographs of New Zealand homes, this book is packed full of practical and accessible information. It presents the modern home by moving from room to room, to look at structural materials, furnishings and general life hacks to improve your personal green-star rating. As well as the living spaces (kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, office, living area, utility rooms and outdoor areas) it also looks at the wider issues - why make an eco home at all? Also covered are- principles of sustainable building, choosing a property, building a team of professionals, foundations and floors, the structure and the shell. In a compact and colourful package, this book is both entertaining and informative. A must-have for all people with an eco-conscience.

Eco Homes

Author : Gordon Manera
ISBN : 1505472644
Genre : House & Home
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Now eco homes are the new concept in giving the environment a new whiff of fresh air. The environmental conditions that are currently threatening the world can be brought to a close should we stick to going for full fledged recycle process for every city or country. The book details more reasons why you should actually go for eco homes
Category: House & Home

Greener Homes For The Future

Author : House of Commons
ISBN : 0215524314
Genre : Law
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This report examines three overarching issues: the impact of the growth of house-building targets; what sort of homes should be built; and where these homes should be built. The Committee on Climate Change should assess the impact of the Government's new house-building targets for three million new homes by 2020 on the UK's 2020 carbon reduction target. In light of the latest economic projections, fundamental changes in the mortgage market, and falling house prices, the Government should review the assumptions on which its target is based. And the target for 2 million new homes to be built before the zero carbon target comes into effect in 2016, with a further 1 million to be built afterwards, should change to increase significantly the proportion built afterwards. Zero carbon homes must source their heat and power from renewable sources. Ideally these will come from on-site renewable power generation; where this is impractical, off-site renewables should be built or funded. The Government should ensure that an excess of land is not made available to developers, something which is already leading to greenfield sites being developed in preference to brownfield sites. The Government should urgently reintroduce a clear sequential test in favour of brownfield development into planning policy. Greater emphasis ought to be placed on energy efficiency and sustainability within the building control regime that inspects new housing. The Government should consider introducing higher penalties for developers who fail to meet energy efficiency standards. The same environmental tests used for eco-towns should be applied to all major housing developments from 2016. The Government should re-examine eco-town proposals, to ensure they have good public transport links, and are located close to commercial centres and employment opportunities.
Category: Law