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Author Vale, Brenda.

Title The new autonomous house : design and planning for sustainability / Brenda and Robert Vale
Published London : Thames & Hudson, 2000

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 WATERFT ART&ARCH  720.472 Val/Nah  AVAILABLE
 WATERFT ART&ARCH  720.472 Val/Nah  AVAILABLE
Description 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Future for buildings 16 -- Chapter 2 Philosophical and Technical Background 18 -- Environmental movement 18 -- Alternative technology 21 -- Utopias -- technology and society 22 -- Technologies and societies 34 -- Appropriate targets 35 -- Conclusion: the alternative-technology approach 41 -- Chapter 3 Autonomous House as Built 42 -- Why a house? 43 -- Site 46 -- House 50 -- Chapter 4 Theoretical Analysis of the Technical Options 67 -- A methodology for design 67 -- Structure 67 -- Building enclosure 86 -- Services 104 -- Chapter 5 Technical Options Implemented 140 -- Saving energy 140 -- Structure 141 -- Building enclosure 162 -- Services 172 -- Chapter 6 Performance in Use 191 -- Performance of the fabric 191 -- Ventilation 195 -- Space heating 196 -- Waste and water 212 -- Cost 228 -- Further research 231
Summary "This book has a simple but revoluntionary message - that it is possible to live in a home which is inexpensive, kind to the planet, and which liberates its owner from utility bills. The Vales record the building of their house based on the principles of sustainable resources in the small town of Southwell in the Midlands. They document the philosophy, design and construction of a building without mains water or sewerage, but with the means to produce power from the sun, and the facilitites to collect drinking water from the rain." - back cover
Notes New Zealand authors
Previous ed.: 1975
Reprinted: 2002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Architecture and energy conservation -- England -- London.
Architecture and energy conservation -- England -- Southwell (Nottinghamshire) -- Case studies.
Architecture and energy conservation.
Architecture and technology -- England -- London.
Architecture, Domestic -- Environmental aspects -- England -- London.
Architecture, Domestic -- Environmental aspects.
Architecture, Domestic -- England -- Southwell (Nottinghamshire) -- Case studies.
Architecture, Domestic.
Architecture, Modern -- Environmental aspects.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Buildings -- Energy conservation.
Buildings -- Environmental engineering -- England -- London.
Buildings -- Environmental engineering -- England -- Southwell (Nottinghamshire) -- Case studies.
Buildings -- Environmental engineering.
Dwellings -- Energy conservation.
Dwellings -- Environmental engineering.
Solar houses.
Sustainable architecture.
Wind power.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Vale, Robert J. D. (Robert James Dennis)
LC no. 99066918
ISBN 0500282870
0500341761