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The natural building companion : a comprehensive guide to integrative design and construction

Racusin, Jacob Deva. (Author). McArleton, Ace. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Yestermorrow Design/Build library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 690.8 RACU (Text) 39231032327542 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781603583398 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 1603583394
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 430 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 26 cm + 1 videodisc.
  • Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes instructional DVD.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The context for natural building -- A brief history of natural building in the Northeast -- Ecology -- Beyond the building: siting and landscape design -- Soil and stone: geology and mineralogy -- Flora and fauna -- Building science and performance -- Structure and natural building -- Heat and natural building -- Moisture and natural building -- Fire, insects, and acoustics -- Natural building practices -- Design -- Before construction -- Foundations for natural buildings -- Framing for natural buildings -- Insulative wall systems: straw bale -- Insulative wall systems: straw-clay, woodchip-clay, and cellulose -- Natural mass-wall systems: earth and stone -- Natural plastering -- Roofs for natural buildings -- Floors for natural buildings -- Natural finishes -- Mechanicals and utilities for natural buildings.
Summary, etc.: "Natural buildings not only bring satisfaction to their makers and joy to their occupants, they also leave the gentlest footprint on the environment. In this complete reference to natural building philosophy, design, and technique, Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton walk builders through planning and construction. The Natural Building Companion--provides the tools necessary to understand basic principles of building science, including structural and thermal engineering, and hydrodynamics. This guide offers thorough, up-to-date, and advanced installation details and performance characteristics of straw-bale, straw-clay, woodchip-clay, and cellulose wall systems, as well as earthen and stone wall systems and a variety of framing, roofing, flooring, mechanical system, and finishing options. This fully-illustrated volume informs professionals making the transition from conventional building, homeowners embarking on their own construction, or green builders who want comprehensive guidance on natural-building options. The book, part of the The Yestermorrow Design/Build Library, is accompanied by an instructional DVD"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ecological houses Design and construction
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