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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthorlineweight
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2018
     
    It does look like a good book.

    It's written by american architects though. Sometimes the trouble with these books is that they are based on building practice in the US which doesn't always translate well to what works (or what builders are used to) in the UK.

    Have you found it still to be useful in the context of UK practice?
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2018
     
    Posted By: lineweightIt's written by american architects though. Sometimes the trouble with these books is that they are based on building practice in the US which doesn't always translate well to what works (or what builders are used to) in the UK.

    Surely the point of what you're looking for is that it is independent of local practice? It is based on physical principles instead? But taking your point, I'd say that American practice (or even just USA practice) covers a wider range of conditions than we have here in the UK. So it shoud have relevancy. If the book uses a geographical breakdown for any parts, then the bit for New England is likely to be fairly relevant (the name's a clue :bigsmile:) and perhaps a bit more extreme than conditions here, so safe to use.

    Basically, if I was still about to build, rather than finished the build, I'd buy a copy on the spot and then see if it's really useful. £50 or so set against the possible benefits is a no-brainer to me.
    • CommentAuthorlineweight
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2018
     
    Yes you're right that *if* it's what I describe in the OP then it should be independent of local practice.

    I think I might invest in one, looking at the sample chapter it seems promising.
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    Posted By: lineweightI think I might invest in one, looking at the sample chapter it seems promising.

    Good decision, IMHO. Let us know what it's like and maybe I'll buy a copy myself.
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTime6 days ago edited
     
    Posted By: djhthe bit for New England is likely to be fairly relevant ... perhaps a bit more extreme than conditions here
    Def more extreme by a long shot. From comparing WUFI data and wind/rain rose diagrams, Seattle is uncannily like southern England except prevaling wind is SE (which unfortunately makes Seattle data unsuitable as proxy for UK, in WUFI).
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