Good Housekeeping: The Ecofriendly Home - Fresh Ideas for a Healthy Home

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This book teaches how to create a place that is good for yourself and more importantly, ecologically sound and environmentally friendly.

Initial chapters cover the principles of Western environmental architecture and Eastern design, the basics of using water, air, energy, light and space; and the materials and construction of walls, floors and windows.

While there is advice on designing an environmentally friendly home, few readers are in a position to commission such a building so the majority of information enables them to work with what is already in existence.

The Ecofriendly Home also looks at the needs of the different inhabitants and how home life can be made more pleasurable and efficient for each one. It recommends routines and products for cleaning, maintenance and the safeguarding of the home and its contents. Placed throughout the book are special features on products, materials and processes that have the greatest impact. There is also a comprehensive reference section detailing the composition, efficacy, uses of and effect on the environment of a vast range of materials. Each basic home product and material is described in terms of its ecological and environmental value.

Created to inform, instruct and inspire, this book is the ultimate guide to interiors that will support, sustain and help us make the most of our environment.

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THIS BOOK TEACHES HOW TO CREATE A PLACE THAT IS GOOD FOR YOURSELF AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, ECOLOGICALLY SOUND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Initail chapters cover the principles of Western environmental architecture and Eastern design, the basic s of using water, air, energy, light and space; and the materials and construction of walls, floors and windows.

While ther is advice on designing an environmentally friendly home, few readers are in a position to commisson such a building so the majority of information enablkes them to work with what is already in existence.

'The Ecofriendly Homes' also looks at the needs of the different inhabitants anf how home life can be made more pleasurable and efficient for each one. It recommends routines and products for cleaning, maintenance and the safeguarding of the home and its contents. Placed throughout the book are special features on products, materials and processes that have the greatest impact. There is also a comprehensive reference section detailing the composition, efficac, uses of and effect on the environment of a vast range of materials. Each basis home product and material is described in terms of its ecological and environmental value.

Created to inform, instruct and inspire, this book is the ultimate guide to interiors that will support, sustain and help us make the most of our environment.

About the Author:

Dan Phillips is an environmental engineer who has worked on sustainable building projects ranging from earth shelters in African village communities to the Millennium Dome. He is particularly interested in the use of natural forces as a means of reducing energy use and creating innovative architecture. He lectures at Kingston University and has previously lectured at Bartlett School of Architecture and RIBA. He is the Managing Director of a sustainable design practice, SEA – Science, Ecology, Art.

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