New Ecological Home
A Complete Guide to Green Building Options

By Daniel D. Chiras

New Ecological Home
Paperback, 336 pages £27.50
Published: 1st July 2007
ISBN: 9781931498166

Category: ECO-BUILDING

Today, a new generation of architects and builders is emerging, intent on creating homes that meet human needs for shelter while causing only a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional housing. The New Ecological Home provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies that are either currently available or will be in the near future. Author Daniel Chiras provides a wealth of up-to-date, practical information for home buyers, owner-builders, and anyone interested in building for a sustainable future.

Daniel D. Chiras

Dan Chiras paid his last electric bill in June of 1996. It is not that he has disavowed the use of electricity and modern conveniences, but rather that he has turned to the sun and wind to meet his family's needs. In 1995, Dan, a former full-time college professor with years of experience in sustainable development, built a state-of-the-art rammed earth tire and straw bale home in Evergreen, Colorado. He installed solar electric panels on the roof; a year or so later he installed a small wind generator. Since that time, he has met nearly all of his electrical needs for his home and office from these clean, renewable sources.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 336 pages
ISBN: 9781931498166

BIC Code: AMCR, TNK
BISAC Code:  ARC018000, TEC005000
Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing


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