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Product Description: Tap renewable resources to reduce carbon consumption and increase energy efficiency. The Hybrid House highlights real people who have used a combination of design strategies to reduce their energy use—sometimes by as much as 90 percent! Author and photographer Catherine Wanek showcases sustainable new and renovated houses that incorporate natural building materials like straw bales, adobe and real wood, with renewable energy systems, that will minimize a modern home's carbon footprint, while ensuring a healthy environment for residents...read more

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9781423603160 | 1 edition (Gibbs Smith, May 15, 2010), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Tap renewable resources to reduce carbon consumption and increase energy efficiency.

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Presents floor plans and images of strawbale homes from around the country, discussing such topics as climate considerations, maintenance, budgeting, code compliance, energy efficiency, and structural systems.

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9781586852030 | 1 edition (Gibbs Smith, August 1, 2003), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Presents floor plans and images of strawbale homes from around the country, discussing such topics as climate considerations, maintenance, budgeting, code compliance, energy efficiency, and structural systems.

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9781423606574 | Gibbs Smith, September 15, 2009, cover price $24.99

Product Description: Natural Building looks at back-to-basics architecture for twenty-first-century homes. Natural-building and strawbale expert Catherine Wanek shares the spectrum of "natural building" materials available, their properties and their aesthetic potential, and how they have been combined to create beautiful and comfortable buildings in a variety of climates...read more

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9781586858131 | Gibbs Smith, December 30, 2010, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Natural Building looks at back-to-basics architecture for twenty-first-century homes.

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