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Title Building without borders : sustainable construction for the global village / edited by Joseph F. Kennedy
Published Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 253 pages) : illustrations
Series Natural building
Natural building
Summary Building Without Borders describes pioneering efforts to create sustainable shelter for billions currently under-housed. It surveys projects around the world that are housing the homeless without destroying natural habitats to do so, by drawing upon local traditions such as bamboo, straw bale and earthen construction. Highly illustrated and popular in style, it includes case studies, technical information, and the latest thinking on truly sustainable construction, and advocates education and training as the means to empower local peoples to create houses for themselves. Joseph F. Kennedy cofounded Builders Without Borders, an international consortium of natural builders and architects serving homeless and under-housed populations. He teaches ecological design and natural building at New College of California, and co-edited The Art of Natural Building
Notes "Builders Without Borders (BWB) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the underhoused. We are an international network of ecological builders with the mission to form partnerships with communities and organizations around the world to create affordable housing from local materials, and to work together for a sustainable future. ... Our members and network include professional engineers, architects, builders, and educators on the cutting edge of alternative technologies, many of whom have contributed to this book."--Page xiii-[xiv]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index
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Subject Builders Without Borders.
Building materials -- Environmental aspects.
Dwellings -- Design and construction -- Environmental aspects.
House construction -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable buildings.
Form Electronic book
Author Kennedy, Joseph F.
Builders Without Borders.
ISBN 0865714819 (paperback)
9780865714816 (paperback)