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Essential Rainwater Harvesting

Essential Rainwater Harvesting

A Guide to Home-Scale System Design

Design a rainwater harvesting system for any home in any climate.

Water is a crucial resource increasingly under stress. Yet rainfall, even in arid climates, can make up a sizable portion of any home, acreage, or farm’s water requirements if …

Essential Composting Toilets

Essential Composting Toilets

A Guide to Options, Design, Installation, and Use

From wastestream to mainstream, a practical guide to composting toilet systems.

Composting toilets are a key feature for local resilience, money saving, water conservation, resource recovery, septic system replacement, and an improved bathroom …

Essential Rammed Earth Construction

Essential Rammed Earth Construction

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Everything you need to know to build with rammed earth in warm and cold climates.
Rammed earth – sand, gravel, and clay or lime/cement binder packed into forms – is a low-energy, high-performance building method, yielding beautiful, sustainable …