A full-color, green building encyclopedia for professionals or self-builders, this book's wholistic approach to design combines social, economic and environmental objectives with an evaluation of buildings' local and global impact. Chapters range from creating a healthy house with good air quality, to designing a home with minimum reliance on fossil fuels. Case studies highlight sustainable materials, solar roofs, ecological building in North America and France - and more!Note that this book originates from Europe and may contain measurement units, etc. not commonly used in the US.Showers A shower uses about half the amount of hot water of a bath. Set against this ... Taking a power shower is likely to use as much water as a bath. lnstalling an electric shower may seem convenient and sensible, but it does carry with it the burden of electricitya#39;s poor conversion from primary fuel to end use. On the other anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Whole House Book|
|Publisher||:||New Society Pub - 1998|