The Natural Building Companion

The Natural Building Companion

A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction

Book - 2012
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"Natural buildings not only bring satisfaction to their makers and joy to their occupants, they also leave the gentlest footprint on the environment. In this complete reference to natural building philosophy, design, and technique, Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton walk builders through planning and construction.The Natural Building Companion--provides the tools necessary to understand basic principles of building science, including structural and thermal engineering, and hydrodynamics. This guide offers thorough, up-to-date, and advanced installation details and performance characteristics of straw-bale, straw-clay, woodchip-clay, and cellulose wall systems, as well as earthen and stone wall systems and a variety of framing, roofing, flooring, mechanical system, and finishing options. This fully-illustrated volume informs professionals making the transition from conventional building, homeowners embarking on their own construction, or green builders who want comprehensive guidance on natural-building options. The book, part of the The Yestermorrow Design/Build Library, is accompanied by an instructional DVD"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Publishing, c2012
ISBN: 9781603583398
Branch Call Number: 690.8047 RACUSIN 1DISC
Characteristics: xiv, 430 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 26 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: McArleton, Ace


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