Call Number:
712.6 REED
  
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Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2010.
Description:
x, 293 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Arranging the Landscape to Help Cool a House in Summer. -- The sun and the wind -- Shading the house -- Cooling the air around the house -- Cooling the ground near the house -- Arranging the Landscape to Help Warm a House in Winter. Taking advantage of the sun's heat -- Reducing the chilling effect of winter wind -- Designing the Realm of Plants. Creating healthy working ecosystems -- Reducing (or eliminating) lawn -- Using water efficiently -- Designing the Whole Property. Fitting the landscape to the land -- Designing the car zone -- Making the most of every element -- Situating new homes with energy in mind -- Construction and Care. Installing and maintaining planted areas -- Building structures in the landscape -- Constructing new homesites -- Generating Energy in Your Landscape. Making electricity from sunlight -- Generating electricity from the wind -- Harnessing the energy of flowing water -- Capturing the warmth of the ground -- Lights in the Landscape. Lighting with energy in mind.
ISBN:
9780865716537 (pbk.)
0865716536 (pbk.)
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