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Table of Contents

Introduction by Paul Hyett, ex-President of the Royal Institute of British Architects; Chapter 1: Homes for the future from the past; Chapter 2: Insulation Options; Chapter 3: The Building Fabric - roofs and lofts; Chapter 4: The Building Fabric - external walls and floors; Chapter 5: Draught Proofing and ventilation; Chapter 6: Heating; Chapter 7: Alternatives to Conventional Heating; Chapter 8: Domestic Hot Water; Chapter 9: Lighting; Chapter 10: The home as micro-power station; Chapter 11: Water and energy and conservation in appliances; Chapter 12: Materials; Chapter 13: Waste disposal and recycling; Chapter 14: The wider context. Appendix: A Case Study; References; Index.

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* Comprehensive practical design guide to making your home energy efficient * Covers all aspects of the house, from roof to basement, making it relevant to all homes * Clear explanations give you a basic understanding of the technology behind the design

About the Author

Special Professor in Sustainable Energy, University of Nottingham. Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Leeds Metropolitan University. Director of the Pilkington Energy Efficiency Trust. Former Vice President of the RIBA for Sustainable Development and chairman of its Sustainable Futures Committee


'The wide range of approaches considered here make this book relevant to every home.' Permaculture Magazine

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