Green by Design

Green by Design

Creating A Home for Sustainable Living

Book - 2003 | First edition
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There is no "one-size-fits-all" plan for so-called "green" homes; rather, there are universal principles of design that can be applied to individual tastes and needs. Architect Angela Dean offers a variety of ways to incorporate green building into your home, including using healthy building materials such as straw bales and natural flooring, taking advantage of local materials and resources, reusing gray water for landscaping, and incorporating passive solar design. Her goal is to teach people how to think about building sustainable homes. < BR>Green by Design provides a thorough analysis of what it means to build green and offers advice on what to consider when designing a sustainable home. Green by Design features full-color photographs and line drawings of floor plans show different examples of successful sustainable homes. It also includes in-depth case studies of more than a dozen homes so readers planning a green home can see what worked for others. By providing people with knowledge, inspiration, and the ability to ask the right questions (and understand the answers) Green by Design puts home builders and owners on a path to creating beautiful, environmentally responsible homes that they can be proud to live in. < BR>Angela Dean, AIA, is principal architect of AMD Architecture in Salt Lake City. She specializes in environmentally responsible designs to create healthy, comfortable buildings that are in harmony with the environment< BR>

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The author, an architect specializing in sustainable design, also knows that people must balance resources, time, and budget, so her suggestions are practical and focused on helping readers identify what they need and what choices they can make that are environmentally sound. She provides case studies to illustrate various kinds of intent, process, strategies, and specifics. The book is abundantly illustrated with color photos and includes references; an index would have enhanced utility. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Gibbs Smith, 2003
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781586851729
Branch Call Number: 728.37 D281g
Characteristics: 134 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm


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