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Building Green (Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative) Paperback – Illustrated, 7 Oct 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback: 616 pages
  • Publisher: Lark; New edition (7 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600595340
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600595349
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 3.2 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 913,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Building Green
"Building Green chronicles the project from start to finish, combining the gorgeous photography of an architecture coffee-table book with the detailed instructions of a building manual." - --ReadyMade "This large, generously illustrated manual is an excellent primer on owner-designed and site-inspired building." - --Publishers Weekly "The most comprehensive and reader-friendly green building book...It's great for both the green building novice and expert." - --Builders Booksource "This book is a must read for architects, builders, and all people who want to create a healthy home." - --Helmut Ziehe, Founder, International Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology, Inc. "Well-written and understandable with wonderful illustrations." - --Pliny Fisk & Gail Vittori, Co-Directors, The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

About the Author

Clarke Snell has decades of experience in green building, sustainability and low impact living. Author of The Good House Book, he lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina in a partially-bermed, passive-solar house in a small intentional community they helped create. Tim Callahan is a designer, inventor and 'recovering general contractor' with over 30 years of experience in a broad range of design and building projects. Together, Clarke and Tim run a design, consulting, research and rabble-rousing network dedicated to the development of high-performance natural building systems. For more information, see their web site at www.thinkgreenbuilding.com.

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