by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee, Sustainable Housing Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sustainable Housing books, Following on from a previous Committee report on sustainable housing issues (HCP 135-I, session 2004-05; ISBN 0215021517) published in January 2005, this report considers recent developments, including the Government's decision to increase the proposed rate of new build housing from 150,000 to 200,000 per year by 2016. Issues discussed include: the likely effectiveness of the proposed voluntary Code for Sustainable Homes in terms of achieving well-designed, energy efficient sustainable buildings; whether the Government is doing enough to promote the Code within the building industry and the general public; fiscal measures needed to reward higher building quality and greater environmental performance; funding for the timely provision of infrastructure such as transport links, schools and hospitals in main growth areas; security of water supplies and whether the Government, the Environment Agency and the water companies are doing enough to educate people about water efficiency. Overall, the Committee's report recognises the need for additional housing capacity but criticises the Government's failure to acknowledge the valid concerns about the environmental impacts of its house building plans, and its lack of planning to ensure the necessary supporting infrastructure is put in place to establish sustainable communities.
by Mark Cleary, 21st Century Sustainable Homes Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 21st Century Sustainable Homes books, Examines sustainable housing design trends from around the world, providing inspiration, practical ideas, and detailed plans and descriptions of each house and its sustainable elements.
by Michael Mobbs, Sustainable House Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sustainable House books, Whether you're planning to build or renovate, whether you in live in an apartment or a house, Sustainable House is the essential guide to help you achieve an environmentally friendly home.
by Brian Edwards, Sustainable Housing Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sustainable Housing books, Written by experts, Sustainable Housing brings new perspectives on residential sustainability, using case studies of latest practice. This book is based upon the 'Housing and Sustainability' conference at the RIBA in 1998, which intended to guide action into the next century, setting down key principles, providing important new technical information and setting UK practices in a European context.
by Josh Byrne, The Sustainable House Handbook Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Sustainable House Handbook books, The Sustainable House Handbook is your comprehensive guide to building an affordable, eco-friendly and energy- plus water-efficient green home for the future. In this book, sustainability expert and Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne takes takes readers through the process of planning a 10-Star rated high-performance home according to the Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), and outlines how it is possible to build with conventional materials, in an accessible and cost-effective way. Josh shows how to create a family home that is comfortable year-round, without the need for air conditioning or additional heating, how to integrate solar power to cover household needs, and how to reduce water usage by integrating rainwater tanks and greywater recycling systems. He also discusses how to cleverly incorporate organic food production in the garden while maintaining a highly attractive space that improves health and wellbeing. Illustrated throughout with photos, plans, charts, diagrams and useful statistics and measurements, The Sustainable House Handbook is an accessible, easy-to-follow resource for anyone planning their dream house, or thinking about how to live more sustainably.
by Centaur Media, Sustainable Homes Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sustainable Homes books, Whether you are a self-builder or keen renovator, this digital book has condensed some of the key articles featured in Homebuilding & Renovating magazine to bring you the most informative and valuable information, providing everything you need to know about how to achieve a home as energy conscious as you are.
by Trevor Hickey, Construction Technology Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Construction Technology books, This textbook comprehensively covers the design and construction of sustainable homes to meet both the Building Regulations and the Passive House Standard.