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Building with Awareness


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Building with Awareness
The Construction of a Hybrid Home
DVD & Guidebook by Ted Owens


      Building With Awareness is the first publication of its kind on green building with straw bale and natural materials. Technique and process are ideally experienced by watching the video. The book has the advantge of convenient access to photos, diagrams, and instructions that can be taken to the worksite. Together, the Building With Awareness DVD and Guidebook form a powerful learning tool, second only to actually being on the worksite.

      This award-winning DVD is inspiring and informative, detailing every aspect of building a green home. The handy-reference guidebook complements the DVD, with color photographs, diagrams, suggestions and step-by-step methods, all condensed into a nuts-and-bolts format. Used together, these two valuable resources provide a visually dynamic and easy-to-understand library of information.

      Building with Awareness takes the mystery out of building a straw bale home, during both the design and construction process. Since the DVD and the book follow the construction of an actual straw bale house, you learn how to plan ahead so that the construction process goes smoothly. See how you can have both an energy-efficient home and a beautiful home by using the same natural materials.

      Learn about foundations, post-and-beam wall framing, roof construction and insulation, window placement, interior thermal mass walls for energy efficiency, earth-plastering techniques, rainwater cisterns, electrical wiring, and photovoltaic systems.

      The book and DVD are both divided into thirteen chapters. Every chapter covers a different phase of constructing the home, and the book shows the video location that corresponds to the time-reading on your DVD player. This permits finding specific video information as you read. The DVD is the recipient of 3 Telly Awards for production quality, including awards for Outstanding Multimedia DVD, Editing, and Use Of Graphics. The book is printed in full color on a high-grade paper with 100% recycled content. New Society Publishers. 2006. Book: 152 pages DVD 240 min. ISBN: 978-0977334315.