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Making Better Buildings
Author: Chris Magwood

ISBN: 9780865717060
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1 December 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 20.4 x 3.3
Description:


From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods. Entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is no single resource that allows an owner or builder to quickly and objectively compare the merits of each system for their particular project.

Making Better Buildings cuts through the hype and provides the unvarnished facts about the upsides and downsides of the most widely discussed materials and technologies. Drawing on the real-world experiences of designer builders, this comparative guide systematically and comprehensively examines each approach in terms of:
Cost, sourcing, labor intensity, and ease of construction
Energy efficiency, embodied energy, and environmental impacts
Availability and accessibility
Viable applications and future potential

Each chapter is rounded out by a chart which summarizes the material in a quick and accessible manner.

Whether you are an owner preparing to bu...

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