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THE EARTH-SHELTERED HOUSE
Item #9781603581073
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Author: Malcolm Wells
Publisher: Chelsea Green, 2009
Hard Cover, 11.0"x 8.5", 189 pages

The Earth-Sheltered House is a classic in the annals of sustainable-building books, written by a legend in the field of environmentally responsible architecture. Malcolm Wells has a fundamentally different way of looking at the design and building process, and his iconoclastic perspective has never been more apparent.

Wells's work is revolutionary, but readers will find his message to be pure common sense. Earth sheltering offers superior comfort with minimal energy input, and it is adaptable to diverse terrains as well as a variety of architectural aesthetics.
Changes to ASHRAE Ventilation Standard
Isaac Asimov wrote "Science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom." We have seen this play out countless times in residential construction: double pane windows with seals that failed within a few years creating 'obscurred glass', vapor barriers installed on the wrong side of the wall ... READ MORE