Despite a prolonged slump in the housing market, the demand for residential green building remains strong. More than ever, professionals need reliable information about how to construct or retrofit livable, sustainable, and economical homes. With Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings , Avi Friedman provides that resource. The book begins with a concise overview of green building principles, covering topics such as sustainable resources and common certification methods. Each following chapter examines a critical aspect of green home construction, from siting to waste management options, and features a contemporary project in which designers strove to achieve sustainability while adhering to real world constraints. The result is a practical guide for every professional in the burgeoning field of residential green building.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Avi Friedman
Publisher: Island Press
Imprint: Island Press
Dimensions: Width: 20.10cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 26.40cm
ISBN 10: 1597268089
Publication Date: 30 May 2012
Audience: Professional and scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Avi Friedman is a world-renowned architect, award-winning professor and Director of the Affordable Homes Research Group at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is also the recipient of the World Habitat Award.
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