The Eco-Home Design Guide

The key principles of designing a pleasant, comfortable and healthy eco home. Using common-sense natural methods instead of relying on intrusive technology and hi-tech materials.


Building with Straw Bales

A straightforward guide to the principles and practice of straw-bale building for builders, self-builders and architects.

 

Paperback    £21.99

9780857842282
Published: May 2015 | Green Books

Hardback    £39.99

9780857842275
Published: May 2015 | Green Books


The Hempcrete Book

A detailed practical manual on using hempcrete (hemplime) in new builds or restoration for architects, builders, surveyors and self-builders. Hempcrete is carbon-negative, non-toxic, strong, insulating, breathable.

Paperback    £24.99

9780857841209
Published: October 2014 | Green Books

Hardback    £34.99

9780857842244
Published: October 2014 | Green Books


The Passivhaus Handbook

An essential guide to making a supremely comfortable, healthy and durable home with exceptionally low energy costs. Covers both retrofitting and new-build.

Paperback    £35.00

9780857840196
Published: October 2012 | Green Books

Hardback    £50.00

9780857844750
Published: October 2021 | Green Books


Local Sustainable Homes

Local Sustainable Homes covers everything from finding land and getting planning permission to installing alternative energy options and sourcing local materials. Projects range from building a roundhouse in the woods to refurbishing council flats in Sheffield, to creating sustainable social housing in Kirklees.

Paperback    £14.95

9781900322768
Published: October 2010 | Transition Books


The New Solar Electric Home

The third edition of The New Solar Electric Home continues it's twenty year tradition of offering the most comprehensive guide to introducing solar power to your home.

Paperback    £32.50

9780937948170
Published: September 2009 | Aatec


The Carbon-Free Home

A guide to radically reduce home energy consumption, and even completely liberate your home from fossil-fuel dependency

Paperback    £27.50

9781933392622
Published: July 2008 | Chelsea Green Publishing


The Green Self-build Book

A highly illustrated, practical handbook, covering the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction.

Paperback    £24.99

9781903998731
Published: July 2007 | Green Books


New Ecological Home

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. 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.

Paperback    £27.50

9781931498166
Published: July 2007 | Chelsea Green Publishing


Building with Cob

Apply the ancient technique of building with cob to contemporary situations, with these detailed illustrations and instructions.

Paperback    £24.99

9781903998724
Published: February 2006 | Green Books


This is the story of how one man used local resources, ingenuity, imagination, and patience to create a homestead powered by the sun.

Paperback    £17.95

9780964511170
Published: January 1995 | Fowler Enterprises