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[http://www.amazon.com/Alternative-Energy-Projects-1990s-Kuecken/dp/0830688358/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332361963&sr=8-1 Alternative Energy Projects for the 1990's] by John Kuecken
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Buildings_Learn How Buildings Learn] by Stewart Brand. From Wikipedia: An illustrated book on the evolution of buildings and how buildings adapt to changing requirements over long periods.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Buildings_Learn How Buildings Learn] by Stewart Brand. <br> ''From Wikipedia: An illustrated book on the evolution of buildings and how buildings adapt to changing requirements over long periods.''
  
 
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* [http://www.amazon.com/Pattern-Language-Buildings-Construction-Environmental/dp/0195019199 A Pattern Language] by Christopher Alexander. ''From Amazon: The second of three books published by the Center for Environmental Structure to provide a "working alternative to our present ideas about architecture, building, and planning," A Pattern Language offers a practical language for building and planning based on natural considerations. The reader is given an overview of some 250 patterns that are the units of this language, each consisting of a design problem, discussion, illustration, and solution. By understanding recurrent design problems in our environment, readers can identify extant patterns in their own design projects and use these patterns to create a language of their own. Extraordinarily thorough, coherent, and accessible, this book has become a bible for homebuilders, contractors, and developers who care about creating healthy, high-level design.'' (4 lending copies; 1 Reference copy)
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* [http://www.amazon.com/Pattern-Language-Buildings-Construction-Environmental/dp/0195019199 A Pattern Language] by Christopher Alexander. (4 lending copies; 1 reference copy)<br>''From Amazon: The second of three books published by the Center for Environmental Structure to provide a "working alternative to our present ideas about architecture, building, and planning," A Pattern Language offers a practical language for building and planning based on natural considerations. The reader is given an overview of some 250 patterns that are the units of this language, each consisting of a design problem, discussion, illustration, and solution. By understanding recurrent design problems in our environment, readers can identify extant patterns in their own design projects and use these patterns to create a language of their own. Extraordinarily thorough, coherent, and accessible, this book has become a bible for homebuilders, contractors, and developers who care about creating healthy, high-level design.''  
  
 
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[http://www.amazon.com/Rescued-buildings-schoolhouses-stations-churches/dp/0884961109/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361982272&sr=1-1&keywords=rescued+buildings Rescued Buildings: The art of living in former schoolhouses, skating rinks, laundromats, fire stations, churches, barns, summer camps and cabooses] by Roland Jacopetti, Ben VanMeter and photographs by Wayne McCall (1 copy donation from Armando Delicot)
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[http://www.amazon.com/Sun-Wind-Light-Architectural-Strategies/dp/0471348775 Sun, Wind and Light: Architectural Design Strategies] by Mark DeKay. ''From Amazon: How to design buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, light with the sky, and move into the future using on-site renewable resources.''
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[http://www.amazon.com/Sun-Wind-Light-Architectural-Strategies/dp/0471348775 Sun, Wind and Light: Architectural Design Strategies] by Mark DeKay. <br>''From Amazon: How to design buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, light with the sky, and move into the future using on-site renewable resources.''
  
 
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[http://www.amazon.com/Thermal-shutters-shades-reducing-heat-loss/dp/0931790085 Thermal Shutters and Shades] by William Shurcliff. (2 copies)
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[http://www.google.com/search?q=a+timeless+way+of+building&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a The Timeless Way of Building] by Christopher Alexander. ''The first volume of Alexander's seminal trilogy on architecture. The philosophical underpinnings of 'A Pattern Language.' ''
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[http://www.google.com/search?q=a+timeless+way+of+building&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a The Timeless Way of Building] by Christopher Alexander. (1 reference copy) <br>''The first volume of Alexander's seminal trilogy on architecture. The philosophical underpinnings of 'A Pattern Language.' ''
 
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Air-To-Air Heat Exchangers for Houses by William A. Shurcliff



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Alternative Energy Projects for the 1990's by John Kuecken



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Alternative Energy Projects for the 1990's by John Kuecken



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Caring for Your Historic House by Heritage Preservation




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From Eco-Cities to Living Machines by Nancy Jack Todd and John Todd





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The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation by Steven W. Semes




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Green From the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction by David Johnston & Scott Gibson




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The Green Studio Handbook by Alison G. Kwok & Walter T. Grondzik




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The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design by Sandra Mendler, William Odell, Mary Ann Lazarus




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  • How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand.
    From Wikipedia: An illustrated book on the evolution of buildings and how buildings adapt to changing requirements over long periods.




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New Inventions in Low-Cost Solar Heating: 100 Daring Schemes Tried and Untried by William A. Shurcliff



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  • A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander. (4 lending copies; 1 reference copy)
    From Amazon: The second of three books published by the Center for Environmental Structure to provide a "working alternative to our present ideas about architecture, building, and planning," A Pattern Language offers a practical language for building and planning based on natural considerations. The reader is given an overview of some 250 patterns that are the units of this language, each consisting of a design problem, discussion, illustration, and solution. By understanding recurrent design problems in our environment, readers can identify extant patterns in their own design projects and use these patterns to create a language of their own. Extraordinarily thorough, coherent, and accessible, this book has become a bible for homebuilders, contractors, and developers who care about creating healthy, high-level design.




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A Place in the Sun: The Evolution of the Real Goods Solar Living Center by John Schaeffer



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Re-Architecture: Old Buildings/New Uses by Sherban Cantacuzino (1 copy donation from Armando Delicot)




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Recovering America : A More Gentle Way to Build by Malcolm Wells




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Remaking America: New Uses, Old Places by Barbaralee Diamonstein (1 copy donation from Armando Delicot)




Rescued buildings.jpg

Rescued Buildings: The art of living in former schoolhouses, skating rinks, laundromats, fire stations, churches, barns, summer camps and cabooses by Roland Jacopetti, Ben VanMeter and photographs by Wayne McCall (1 copy donation from Armando Delicot)




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Reusing America's Schools: A Guide for Local Officials, Developers, Neighborhood Residents, Planners and Preservationists by Daniel Carlson (1 copy donation from Armando Delicot)




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Solar Heated Buildings of North America: 120 Outstanding Examples by William A. Shurcliff




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Straw Bale Building: How to plan, design and build with straw by Chris Magwood and Peter Mack



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Sun, Wind and Light: Architectural Design Strategies by Mark DeKay.
From Amazon: How to design buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, light with the sky, and move into the future using on-site renewable resources.




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Super Insulated Houses and Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers by William Shurcliff.




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Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery by Charles J. Kibert




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The Comfortable House: North American Suburban Architecture 1890-1930 by Alan Gowans




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Thermal Shutters and Shades by William Shurcliff. (2 lending copies)






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The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander. (1 reference copy)
The first volume of Alexander's seminal trilogy on architecture. The philosophical underpinnings of 'A Pattern Language.'