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The Green Self-build Book


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Why build green? Who else has built green? Low Environmental Impact Ozone Depletion Potential Re-Use and Recyclability Health Procurement Community involvement Energy standards and strategy Low energy design Water How to design & specify green Green housing Useful links, references and contacts

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A highly illustrated, practical handbook, covering the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction.

About the Author

Jon Broome is an architect who has self-built two houses. He was for many years Director of Architype, a London-based architectural practice working on housing, education, health and community buildings with specialist expertise in low energy design, timber-frame construction and sustainable building. He is co-author of The Self-Build Book and contributor to Housing & the Environment, published by the Chartered Institute of Housing. He lives in London, where he runs his own consultancy specialising in sustainable construction.


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