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Underground Homes
by Louis Wampler


Overview - High energy costs have spurred the search for new and better ways to increase energy in family dwellings throughout America. One exciting solution is to reduce our energy needs by building underground.

"Underground Homes" offers the layman a complete and thoughtful approach to planning, building, and inhabiting an earth-sheltered home.  Read more...


 
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Overview
High energy costs have spurred the search for new and better ways to increase energy in family dwellings throughout America. One exciting solution is to reduce our energy needs by building underground.

"Underground Homes" offers the layman a complete and thoughtful approach to planning, building, and inhabiting an earth-sheltered home. Author Louis Wampler takes the reader step by step through a potential maze of construction problems. He uses simple language and numerous diagrams and illustrations to answer the questions people ask most about an underground home.

The book offers information and guidance on such key factors as

Planning interior and exterior design

Choosing the proper site

Insulating for maximum energy savings

Waterproofing the structure

Deciding which roof will work best on your house

Selecting appropriate heating and cooling systems

"Underground Homes" also addresses specific problems associated with subterranean homes-- determining the local water table, reinforcing concrete with steel, and using skylights and windows. It also discusses the common psychological barriers to living underground, presenting solutions and insights into these problems. best on your house

Selecting appropriate heating and cooling systems

"Underground Homes" also addresses specific problems associated with subterranean homes-- determining the local water table, reinforcing concrete with steel, and using skylights and windows. It also discusses the common psychological

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780882892733
  • ISBN-10: 0882892738
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: October 1980
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensions: 8.48 x 5.78 x 0.37 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.39 pounds


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