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Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)

Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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.


GBEzine subscription membership
GBEzine is the only fully dedicated online eco-building magazine. GBEzine always features a wide range of projects from across the spectrum. Take out a subscription now which will give you full access to the next full year of features, news and insider knowledge that only this highly respected Ezine can offer.

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.

GBmag Spring 2008

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.

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.

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)

Green Building Bible Volume 1 (fourth edition)
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!

GBmag Winter 2010

Biomass, a fuel for the 21 century - Winter 2010
Not withstanding that reducing energy consumption is the most pressing requirement for us all, the take-up of biomass heating in the UK and the wider world is, and will continue to be, an essential part of the ‘move’ towards a more sustainable  and safe world. Biomass is a natural, easy to grow and harvest fuel that need not be at the ‘expense’ of other uses for wood. Keith Hall introduces this feaure ... There are some very important factors that make biomass a sustainable choice for heating (where heating is required) and hopefully this feature will highlight some of those facts. Putting aside the discussion regarding whether or not we should still be erecting new buildings that require heating at all, it is clear that we still need heat in some form and will continue to do so for some time, in most new, and certainly almost all, existing building stock.

GBmag Summer 2009

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.

GBmag Summer 2010

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.

Autumn 2014: Do you like my eco-home?

Autumn 2014: Do you like my eco-home?
Cover story: Skanda Vale is a multi-faith ashram or monastery, located near Carmarthen in Wales. It was established in 1973, and has grown steadily. Now the monks and nuns pride themselves on caring for 90,000 pilgrims a year. They also look after around 200 birds and animals, many of whom have been rescued from abuse or neglect. In 1980 the community were given a young orphaned elephant, Valli, by the Sri Lankan government. Her name means ‘the adorable one’, and indeed, she has grown into a truly adorable, and adored, temple elephant. Olwyn Pritchard reports...

GBmag Winter 2012

Spring 2013: A straw bale Adventure
Cover story: "It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to build something reasonably pioneering and, unless a project is self-build, it is even rarer to indulge such extravagances as exploration. However, the opportunity arose for us in 2011, when we were approached by the National Trust to help resolve the rebuilding of a pair of listed thatched cottages, which had been totally lost to fire within a Dorset Conservation Area", says Melanie Latham, reporting on the project in this article.

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.

GBmag Spring 2012

Spring 2012: Designing for Urban Agriculture
Cover story: Over the last century cities have become much more separated from their food sources, and this is directly related to many of the most pressing problems in the world today. What we eat, how we produce it, and where it comes from, have become key factors in issues such as climate change, peak oil, obesity, energy supply, pollution emissions, waste, equity, global poverty, health and quality of life. For example, the World Wildlife Fund estimates that the food supply chain now contributes about 30% of total UK greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Mark Gorgolewski reports ...

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