The Environment Comes Home: Azirona Public Services Environmental Showcase Home K. David Pijawka

ISBN: 9781884320132

Published: June 28th 1995

Paperback

120 pages


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The Environment Comes Home: Azirona Public Services Environmental Showcase Home  by  K. David Pijawka

The Environment Comes Home: Azirona Public Services Environmental Showcase Home by K. David Pijawka
June 28th 1995 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 120 pages | ISBN: 9781884320132 | 4.48 Mb

January 1995 marks the opening of the Environmental Showcase Home, conceived of and built by Arizona Public Service. This home demonstrates to builders and the home-buying public the latest designs and materials available for constructing aMoreJanuary 1995 marks the opening of the Environmental Showcase Home, conceived of and built by Arizona Public Service. This home demonstrates to builders and the home-buying public the latest designs and materials available for constructing a comfortable and environmentally responsible residence in the southwestern desert. This book documents the formation of the builders goals and concepts, the evolution of the homes design, its water- and energy-saving features, materials used in its construction, and its contribution to environmental sustainability.The designers emphasize site selection, energy efficiency, water conservation, reuse of materials, resource conservation, and sustainable design.

Taking the environmental precept of reduce, reuse, and recycle one step further, they incorporate those ideals into a home whose design allows its occupants to live in greater harmony with the daily and annual rhythms of the desert.The concepts and techniques incorporated into this home may be applied to any new home built in the desert environment and some may be applied to existing homes. Anyone contemplating new home construction in the southwest desert will benefit enormously from the ideas outlined here.Helpful features of the book include appendixes describing materials and their sources and listing other green homes in the United States and Canada.K.

David Pijawka is a professor of planning in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes in environmental planning and green building. He is the editor of Recycling ReviewKim Shetter is the editor at the Herberger Center for Design Excellence at Arizona State University and was editorial project manager for Frank Lloyd Wright: The Phoenix Papers.



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