Making Better Buildings provides the unbiased facts about the upsides and downsides of the most widely discussed materials and technologies in sustainable building. It doesn’t matter if you are an owner who is preparing to build a green or natural home, or if you are a contractor that is determined to integrate sustainable alternatives into your existing practices. This book will help you make the best decisions to meet your projects energy, efficiency, budgetary and site specific needs.
Chris Magwood is a sustainable builder and designer specializing in green and natural building techniques. He has been building sustainably for almost 20 years and is the author of three previous books.
Early Book Reviews.
If you’re drilling deep into sustainable building and want more than superficial details, let Chris Magwood be your guide. Making Better Buildings will help builders and homeowners quantify the green building process, and better understand the impact of their decisions.
Green Building Advisor,
This book is an objective source of information on all aspects of home building from the foundation to the roof to the energy to the waste water systems. It’s the ultimate guide on building energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and healthy green homes—quite possibly the most valuable book ever published on green building!
—Dan Chiras, Ph.D.,
Author of The Natural House, The New
Ecological Home, and The Solar House
Making Better Buildings belongs in the library of every designer or builder in the green building business and should be read by every owner planning a new home. This is not simply green building – this is the
future of construction! Chris has clearly described the pros and cons of the most viable natural building
techniques and places them in context to create a tool that is timeless.
Publisher of The Last Straw Journal