Christopher Day draws on his extensive experience to explain the key principles of eco-home design, focusing on natural methods rather than expensive technology.
This book was published as an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing and application of lime and clay based plasters, renders, paints and washes.
This book explains in straightforward terms the principles of straw-bale building for self-builders, architects and construction industry professionals.
The first British book on building with hemp including background information, a practical instruction manual with full illustration, and discussion about the hemp building industry.
The Passivhaus Handbook - A practical guide to constructing and retrofitting buildings for ultra-low energy performanceBy Janet Cotterell and Adam Dadeby
This Handbook is an essential guide to realising a supremely comfortable, healthy and durable home with exceptionally low energy costs.
This book provides an insight into the current state of the work of Peace Research Village Tamera in Portugal, in the fields of permaculture and water landscaping, solar technology and peace education.
A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office - Navigating the Maze of Solar Options, Incentives, and InstallersBy Stephen & Rebekah Hren
Explains all the different solar options to enable property owners to make the right choices for both their energy needs and their financial security.
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.
Wind power can realistically not only replace the lionås share of oil-, coal-, and natural gasÑ fired electrical plants in the UK but also can add enough extra power capacity to allow for most of the cars in the nation to run on electricity.
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.
A book that dramatically demonstrates how nature has the power to heal and unify in our increasingly frenetic 21st-century world.
For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The second edition concludes with updated views on where the industry is headed in the years to come from some of its key players.
A guide to radically reduce home energy consumption, and even completely liberate your home from fossil-fuel dependency
Green Up! is a compact reference guide to greening your house, from minor improvements ñ such as what paint to use ñ to major ones, such as how to choose and install solar electric panels
A highly illustrated, practical handbook on green self-building. Jon Broome gives an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques.
- The Passivhaus Handbook - A practical guide to constructing and retrofitting buildings for ultra-low energy performance
- Organic Gardening - The natural no-dig way
- How to Grow Perennial Vegetables - Low-maintenance, low-impact vegetable gardening
- Hot Beds - How to grow early crops using an age-old technique
- How to Grow Winter Vegetables
- Creating a Forest Garden - Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops
- The Transition Companion - Making your community more resilient in uncertain times
- The Hempcrete Book - Designing and building with hemp-lime
- The Fruit Tree Handbook
- The Weeder's Digest - Identifying and enjoying edible weeds