Categories
Download Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates (Real Goods Solar Living Book)

Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates (Real Goods Solar Living Book)

  • Author: Paul Lacinski
  • Pages: 371
  • Language: English
  • ISBN/ASIN: 1890132640
  • ISBN13: 9781890132644
  • Upload date: 1-12-2016, 10:14
  • Category: Architecture

In 1994, when Chelsea Green published The Straw Bale House, the response from many people was a loud, "Huh?!"

Those days are gone. With more than 100,000 copies sold, and straw bale projects underway in most regions of North America, we've entered a new era. Even building-code officials and insurance companies now look favorably upon straw bale buildings, with their extraordinary energy efficiency and wise use of agricultural waste for construction materials.

Bergeron and Lacinski's new book Serious Straw Bale is the first to look carefully at the specific design considerations critical to success with a straw bale building in more extreme climates-where seasonal changes in temperature, precipitation, and humidity create special stresses that builders must understand and address. The authors draw upon years of experience with natural materials and experimental techniques, and present a compelling rationale for building with straw-one of nature's most resilient, available, and affordable byproducts.

For skeptics and true believers, this book will prove to be the latest word.

Thorough explanations of how moisture and temperature affect buildings in seasonal climates, with descriptions of the unique capacities of straw and other natural materials to provide warmth, quiet, and comfort year-round.

Comprehensive comparison of the two main approaches to straw bale construction: "Nebraska-style," where bales bear the weight of the roof, and framed structures, where bales provide insulation.

Detailed advice-including many well-considered cautions-for contractors, owner-builders, and designers, following each stage of a bale-building process.

This is a second-generation straw bale book, for those seeking serious information to meet serious challenges while adventuring in the most fun form of construction to come along in several centuries

Download Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates (Real Goods Solar Living Book)

* If download links doesn't work. Please write a comment.

Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates (Real Goods Solar Living Book) Download via usenet

Comments for Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates (Real Goods Solar Living Book)

Related eBooks

Download The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, ResourcesThe Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources Michael G. Smith, Catherine Wanek, Joseph F. Kennedy Download Passive Solar House: The Complete Guide to Heating and Cooling Your HomePassive Solar House: The Complete Guide to Heating and Cooling Your Home James Kachadorian Download Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and ContractorsMaking Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors Chris Magwood Download Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance HomeGreen Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home Miki Cook Download Green Building Handbook Vol.1, Vol.2Green Building Handbook Vol.1, Vol.2 Tom Woolley Download Building with Straw Bales: A Practical Manual for Self-Builders and Architects (Sustainable Building)Building with Straw Bales: A Practical Manual for Self-Builders and Architects (Sustainable Building) Barbara Jones Download Adobe Homes for All Climates: Simple, Affordable, and Earthquake-Resistant Natural Building TechniquesAdobe Homes for All Climates: Simple, Affordable, and Earthquake-Resistant Natural Building Techniques Lisa Schroder Download Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other AnimalsStraw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals John Gray Download Understanding Project Management: Skills and Insights for Successful Project DeliveryUnderstanding Project Management: Skills and Insights for Successful Project Delivery Gary Straw Download Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Book 3)Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Book 3) Jeff Kinney Download Short-Straw BrideShort-Straw Bride Karen Witemeyer Download Blood of AngelsBlood of Angels Michael Marshall Download The Straw King (Dorothy Must Die Novella)The Straw King (Dorothy Must Die Novella) Danielle Paige Download The Hempcrete Book: Designing and Building with Hemp-Lime (Sustainable Building)The Hempcrete Book: Designing and Building with Hemp-Lime (Sustainable Building) William Stanwix Download Contractors Guide to Green Building Construction: Management, Project Delivery, Documentation, and Risk ReductionContractors Guide to Green Building Construction: Management, Project Delivery, Documentation, and Risk Reduction Thomas E. Glavinich Download Building Your Straw Bale Home: From Foundations to the Roof (Landlinks Press)Building Your Straw Bale Home: From Foundations to the Roof (Landlinks Press) Brian Hodge Download Building Construction Handbook,9 editionBuilding Construction Handbook,9 edition Roy Chudley Download Building Construction HandbookBuilding Construction Handbook Roy Chudley Download Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No WeedingStraw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding Joel Karsten Download The Green Self-Build Book: How to Design and Build Your Own Eco-Home (Sustainable Building)The Green Self-Build Book: How to Design and Build Your Own Eco-Home (Sustainable Building) Jon Broome Download Practical Straw Bale BuildingPractical Straw Bale Building Murray Hollis Download Idiot's Guides: Straw Bale GardeningIdiot's Guides: Straw Bale Gardening John Tullock Download The Laird Returns (Highland Loyalties Trilogy)The Laird Returns (Highland Loyalties Trilogy) Veronica Bale Download Bride of Dunloch (Highland Loyalties Trilogy Book 1)Bride of Dunloch (Highland Loyalties Trilogy Book 1) Veronica Bale