Dmitry Orlov's long awaited, The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit is now off press. Note the position of …
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5.375 Inches × 7.5 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 341 Grams
BISAC: ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design
Publisher: Syncronos Design Inc
Pub. Date: 2006-10-01
Building With Awareness
The Construction of a Hybrid Home DVD and Guidebook
by Ted Owens
Constructing a straw bale solar home requires the merging of solar design with alternative building techniques. Books are useful for accessing information on these topics quickly and easily, while videos are a great way to show actual building methods and techniques firsthand.
The Building With Awareness DVD/guidebook combination brings you the best of both worlds. The award-winning DVD is inspiring and informative, with over five hours of material on every aspect of building a green home. The handy-reference guidebook complements the DVD, with color photographs, diagrams, suggestions and step-by-step methods, all condensed into a nuts-and-bolts format. Used together, these two valuable resources provide a visually dynamic and easy-to-understand library of information.
- Take a front-row seat on the work site, learning from the experts as they notch and stack the straw bales and mix the mud;
- Learn about foundations, post-and-beam wall framing, roof construction and insulation, interior thermal mass walls for improved efficiency, rainwater cisterns, electrical wiring and photovoltaic systems;
- Learn earth-plastering techniques that create beautiful wall finishes;
- Understand how window placement and other structural elements can help to heat and cool your home and lower your energy bills;
- See how the structure works as a whole, and how both energy efficiency and superb aesthetics can come from the same materials.