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Author Roodman, David Malin.

Title A building revolution : how ecology and health concerns are transforming construction / David Malin Roodman and Nicholas Lenssen ; Jane A. Peterson, editor
Published Washington, DC : Worldwatch Institute, [1995]


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Description 67 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Worldwatch paper ; 124
Worldwatch paper ; 124
Contents Modern buildings, modern problems -- Quality construction -- More than skin deep -- Construction destruction -- Material concerns -- Designing with climate -- Machines for living -- Better for living, better for working -- Blueprint for better buildings
Summary 'A Building Revolution' documents how a variety of traditional design solutions and advanced technologies - from earthern materials to efficient lights - can cost-effectively eliminate almost all of the damage done by modern buildings, while preserving the comfort and amenities that people expect from them. It also explains how structures with fewer environmental and health problems make better places to work and live, translating into higher worker productivity and home values
Analysis Architecture and energy conservation
Architecture Health aspects
Buildings Energy conservation
Buildings Environmental aspects
Buildings Health aspects
Construction industry Energy conservation
Energy conservation
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Notes "March 1995."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-67)
Subject Architecture and energy conservation.
Architecture -- Health aspects.
Buildings -- Energy conservation.
Building materials.
Buildings -- Environmental aspects.
Buildings -- Environmental engineering.
Buildings -- Health aspects.
Construction industry -- Energy conservation.
Construction industry -- Energy consumption.
Author Lenssen, Nicholas K.
Peterson, Jane A.
Worldwatch Institute.
LC no. 95060295
ISBN 1878071254