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The Resource The natural building companion : a comprehensive guide to integrative design and construction, Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton

The natural building companion : a comprehensive guide to integrative design and construction, Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton

Label
The natural building companion : a comprehensive guide to integrative design and construction
Title
The natural building companion
Title remainder
a comprehensive guide to integrative design and construction
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Racusin, Jacob Deva
Dewey number
690/.8047
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TH4860
LC item number
.R33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McArleton, Ace
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecological houses
  • HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction
  • HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Label
The natural building companion : a comprehensive guide to integrative design and construction, Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1303/2528201/image/lgcover.3505634.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Yestermorrow Design/Build Library
Accompanying material
1 DVD.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1369635
Dimensions
26 cm. +
Extent
xiv, 430 p.
Isbn
9781603583398
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011047471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1369635
  • (OCoLC)759171787
Label
The natural building companion : a comprehensive guide to integrative design and construction, Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1303/2528201/image/lgcover.3505634.jpg
Publication
Note
Yestermorrow Design/Build Library
Accompanying material
1 DVD.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1369635
Dimensions
26 cm. +
Extent
xiv, 430 p.
Isbn
9781603583398
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011047471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1369635
  • (OCoLC)759171787

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