Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

Jen Feigin


From origin to complete, a wealth of data is out there on sustainable development methods—entire volumes were released on person eco-friendly and ordinary construction innovations. yet with such a lot of various rules to select from, there is not any unmarried source that enables an proprietor or builder to quick and objectively examine the advantages of every method for his or her specific project.

Making greater Buildings cuts in the course of the hype and gives the unvarnished evidence concerning the upsides and drawbacks of the main greatly mentioned fabrics and applied sciences. Drawing at the real-world reports of designer/builders, this comparative consultant systematically and comprehensively examines every one process in phrases of:

  • Cost, sourcing, availability, exertions depth, and simplicity of construction
  • Energy potency, embodied strength, and environmental impacts
  • Availability/accessibility

Each bankruptcy is rounded out by way of a chart which summarizes the fabric in a short and available manner.

Whether you're an proprietor getting ready to construct a eco-friendly or average domestic or a traditional contractor decided to combine sustainable choices into your present development practices, this up-to-the minute source may also help you're making the easiest judgements in your undertaking whereas assembly your power, potency, budgetary, and site-specific needs.

Chris Magwood and Jen Feigin are sustainable developers and architects focusing on eco-friendly and typical development thoughts, and are the founders and administrators of the Endeavour Centre for leading edge development and residing. Chris is additionally the writer of 3 past books on sustainable construction, together with Straw Bale Details and More Straw Bale Building.

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