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30 energy-efficient houses ... you can build / [electronic resource] Alex Wade ; photographs by Neal Ewenstein.

By: Wade, Alex.
Contributor(s): Ewenstein, Neal.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Press, c1977Description: xviii, 316 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0878571914 (pbk.) :; 9780878571918 (pbk.).Subject(s): Dwellings -- Energy conservation -- Amateurs' manuals | House construction -- Amateurs' manuals | Habitations -- Économies d'énergie -- Manuels d'amateurs | Habitations -- Construction -- Manuels d'amateursDDC classification: 690/.8 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Getting started -- 30 houses and the stories behind them -- Family houses - how to build to suit your needs -- Small houses and studio livingspaces -- South-facing hillside houses -- Underground and passive solar-tempered houses -- Design and construction principles -- Post and beam framing -- Ecological and economical materials -- Windows, doors, skylights, and insulating flaps -- Kitchens, bathrooms, and waste disposal -- Heating and ventilation using nature -- Natural and artificial lighting, and wiring -- Restorations - remodel to save energy -- Estimating costs and preparing plans -- Index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Getting started -- pt. 1. 30 houses and the stories behind them -- ch. 1. Family houses - how to build to suit your needs -- ch. 2. Small houses and studio livingspaces -- ch. 3. South-facing hillside houses -- ch. 4. Underground and passive solar-tempered houses -- pt. 2. Design and construction principles -- ch. 5. Post and beam framing -- ch. 6. Ecological and economical materials -- ch. 7. Windows, doors, skylights, and insulating flaps -- ch. 8. Kitchens, bathrooms, and waste disposal -- ch. 9. Heating and ventilation using nature -- ch. 10. Natural and artificial lighting, and wiring -- ch. 11. Restorations - remodel to save energy -- ch. 12. Estimating costs and preparing plans -- Index.

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