Ecological design handbook: sustainable strategies for architecture, landscape architecture, interior design & planning

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This is a reference handbook to the many aspects of ecological design in architecture, planning and landscape architecture. The current thinking of the leading experts is brought to bear on issues ranging from alternative energy sources to construction technologies.
Part 1: Architecture and Building: The Greatest Opportunity. Why Go Green? Green Building Design. Why is Architecture Oblivious to the Environment. Design Theory. Part 2: Site. Nature and Architecture. How to Uncover the Secrets of the Land. Selecting a Site for Your Passive Solar Home. The Living Landscape: An Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning. The Passive Solar Concept. Passive Solar: Sunspaces and Special Design Considerations. Calculating Solar Energy and Power. Building the Home Energy Machine. Wind Power Evaluating the Technology-What Works and What Doesn't. Part 4: Alternative Materials and Construction. History and Evolution of Earth Construction. Benefits of Straw Bale Construction. The Building Envelope: Walls, Roofs, and Foundations. Earth Casting. Part 5: Alternative Living. The Case for Reuse. Cluster Development. Indoor Air Quality. Villages Around the World. Part 6: Eco Politics. The Seduction of Planning. The Economics of Building Codes and Standards. Part 7: Waste, Bioremediaiton, & Permaculture. Living Machines. From Bioshelters to Solar Villages to Future Human Settlements. Living Machines and the Years Ahead. Part 8: Architects and Their Work. The House That Max Built.