Eco Design Outside

Eco Design Outside

Green Outside the House

Book - 2012
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Following the book Eco House, which concentrated on intelligent solutions for the home interior, this book concentrates on the exterior of the home with solutions and objects demonstrating that a home's new ecological era is not only found inside but can reach every corner of the land on which it is built.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781770851306
1770851305
Call Number: 720.47 PEREZ
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Ecological houses -- Design and construction.
Ecological landscape design.

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ESGardner
Sep 11, 2018

Quite a few good ideas, although most are more geared towards warmer climates (or rather, climates with less cold). Definitely a good source of inspiration for someone planning a new home.

Some of these ideas can be applied to any budget, but some some things (like large solar arrays and home automation) take a fairly serious investment. That being said, it is worth noting that the investment required for these today is much lower than they were ten or even five years ago. Prices are coming down quickly. (For instance, Smart thermostats were luxury items 15-20 years ago. Now they are almost standard and remote management stuff is starting to be fairly common too.)

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Thecatlady
Feb 03, 2015

A practical short pictorial guide of eco design elements best done when building rather than retrofitting.

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TheMadTabby
Apr 05, 2013

A lot of the designs seemed like they'd do more damage to the environment than what you would save. Others would be so cost prohibitive as to make them impossible for anyone but billionaires. Oh and BC doesn't allow you to sell back onto the grid.

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