Eco : An Essential Sourcebook for Environmentally Friendly Design and Decoration
Elizabeth WilhideISBN: 0847825507;
Book Description The world stands on the brink of an environmental crisis and the scale of the problem is daunting. But if everyone played their part, the cumulative benefit to the environment would be far-reaching. And where better to start than in our own homes? A must-have reference book with the most up-to-date information, plus inspirational photographs, Eco proves that sustainability in the home is both achievable and beautiful. In the first part, Design, Elizabeth Wilhide focuseson the fundamentals to be considered, whether you are planning home improvements or building a house from scratch. These include siting, construction, energy efficiency, water and waste, gardening, and landscaping. Fifteen case studies demonstrate how architects from around the world have tackled these issues and succeeded in creating sustainable yet aspirational, liveable homes. The second part, Surfaces and Finishes, provides an illustrated directory of the materials and...
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