26 Apr '12, 10pm

Book Review: Off the Grid Homes - Case Studies for Sustainable Living - Green Building Elements

Book Review: Off the Grid Homes - Case Studies for Sustainable Living - Green Building Elements

The examples are well spread out, to showcase a variety of approaches and conditions where off the grid homes can be located, though from my midwestern perspective, they are all western homes, located in Montana California, Washington, and one in Tasmania. Two of the examples are situated in urban environments, while the other four are located in rural locations, more along the lines of what first comes to mind when the phrase off the grid is mentioned. In addition to numerous photographs of each house, there is also a section at the end of each case outlining both the passive- and the active-systems used in each project, as well as a listing of many of the materials used in order to make each project sustainable.

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