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Green Building Bible, fourth edition (PDF and book)

Green Building Bible, fourth edition (PDF and book)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.


Natural Swimming Pools

Natural Swimming Pools: A Guide to Building (Hardcover)
This book has been produced after requests from ll over the world for information on how to build a natural swimming pool. it takes the builder through all stages from understanding from understanding the system, management, excavation, lining, walling, plumbing, electrical, planting, structures and last but not least, the maintenance, to ensure a successful project.


The Woodland House

The Woodland House
Full of stunning colour photographs, this is a visual guide to how Ben built his outstandingly beautiful home in the woods. It is also a practical manual and the story of a man realising a lifetime?s dream to build one of the most sustainable and beautiful homes in Britain.


Building With Cob

Building With Cob
This book truly lives up to its cover credits and description of contents:- "..the most practical and beautifully illustrated book on earth building ever published.? ?An inspiring vision and practical guide..."


Green Building Bible Volume 1 (fourth edition) PDF Download only

Green Building Bible Volume 1 (fourth edition) PDF Download only
The most comprehensive and practical introduction to green building ever!


Green Building Bible Volume 2 (fourth edition)

Green Building Bible Volume 2 (fourth edition)
'Technical Reference' is Part 2 of the most comprehensive and practical introduction to green building ever!


Thermal Bypass

Thermal Bypass
The impact of natural and forced convection upon building performance. There is mounting evidence to suggest that buildings that are being designed to achieve thermal performance standards, including the Building Regulations, are in fact consuming in excess of 40% more energy than the predicted values. In some cases the increase in energy consumption can be up to 70% greater than that predicted, says Mark Siddall.

An eight page article. First published in June 2009




Ecology of Building Materials

The Ecology of Building Materials
If you are looking for more than an introduction to the ideas of sustainability then this book is for you.


Woodland Year

The Woodland Year (Hardcover)
The Woodland Year is an intimate month-by-month journey through Ben Law's yearly cycle of work, his naturally attuned lifestyle and his deep understanding of his woods. Each month also includes guest contributions from woodlanders in other parts of England and Wales.


Woodland Way

The Woodland Way
This book is for everyone who loves trees and woodlands. Written from the heart by an innovative woodsman who is deeply committed to sustainability, this radical book presents an immensely practical alternative to conventional woodland management.


Building a low Impact Roundhouse

Building a low Impact Roundhouse
Tony Wrench lives a low impact, sustainable way of life through the application of permaculture principles. This is the story of how he built himself a cordwood roundhouse in Pembrokeshire.


PDF version of Water - Summer 2004

PDF version of Water - Summer 2004
This issue highlights the potential severe water shortages that lie ahead for many parts of the UK. Also greenwich Millennium Village, Solar school, rainwater recycling, natural swimming pools, home sickness, designing and building a natural studio and much more.


GBmag Summer 2010

PDF Version of: Zero carbon in the city - Summer 2010
Existing buildings are often the neglected Cinderellas of the green construction world. Less glamorous and less visible than new buildings, they are also easier to overlook in their potential for massive carbon reductions. Anthony Gormley writes: “The carbon crisis calls for a re-examination of our faith in the technological basis of Western progress. A change in belief is a cultural change; art and artists are implicated.” Architects and builders even more so. The carbon emissions from the buildings we design today will have implications for decades, or perhaps even centuries into the future. This article, by John Christophers, describes the recently completed ‘zero carbon’, part-retrofit house in Birmingham. The first part summarizes technical aspects of the project, before going on to describe the architectural design and materials.


PDF version of Turning Roofs Green - Spring 2009

PDF version of Turning Roofs Green - Spring 2009
This issue includes yet more articles on pioneering designers and builders who are keen to achieve very low energy buildings and have decided that the best route for achieving this would be the Passivhaus or the AECB’s Gold/Silver standards. We have stories on new-build, renovations and an extension, all inspired by the same dream. These projects are at the cutting edge because an official UK equivalent version of Passivhaus is not yet finalised, so it seems that the standard is actually being developed on-site as fast as it can be documented.


GBmag Summer 2009

PDF version of First UK PassivHaus- Autumn 2009
By definition, low energy should equal low carbon. Certainly, lower running costs will encourage a wider interest, particularly among the public and commercial sector, but enhanced, not reduced, comfort levels are what John Williamson of JPW believes will be a large factor in the adoption of the PassivHaus standard in the UK until legislation potentially forces the construction industry to adopt a UK derivative.


   
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