The New Create An Oasis With Greywater

Author: Art Ludwig
Editor: Oasis Designs
ISBN: 9780964343337
Size: 10,78 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 223

This twentieth-anniversary edition of the world's best-selling greywater book features a dozen more pages, complete information on the "laundry to landscape" system, new color plates, extensive revisions to every page, and dozens of new photos and figures. Topics include complete instructions for simple to more complex installations, how to deal with freezing, flooding, drought, failing septic tanks, low perk soil, and conditions in non-industrialized regions; coordinating a team of professionals to get optimum results on high-end projects, and "radical plumbing" that uses 90% fewer resources.

Create An Oasis With Greywater

Author: Art Ludwig
ISBN: 9780964343399
Size: 12,91 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 900

Offers instructions for creating and using a greywater system, and describes how these systems will relieve strain on the septic system while providing irrigation for residential use.

Builder S Greywater Guide

Author: Art Ludwig
ISBN: 9780964343320
Size: 20,23 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 415

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Author: John Schaeffer
Editor: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865717842
Size: 14,93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 287

The essential guide to energy independence – fully revised and updated

Growing Food In The Southwest Mountains 3rd Edition

Author: Lisa Rayner
Editor: Lifeweaver
ISBN: 9780971956506
Size: 18,75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 372

This edition is out of print. However, a new and greatly expanded 4th edition is available. Whether you are a weekend gardener who has never heard of permaculture, or an avid gardener already familiar with the permaculture approach, this book will help you grow food under the most challenging of circumstances. Growing Food in the Southwest Mountains will teach you how to deal with dry weather, high winds, intense sunlight, cold nights, summer heat, insect pests, weeds and other challenges of the high-elevation Southwest.

Essential Rainwater Harvesting

Author: Rob Avis
Editor: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422629
Size: 11,25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 914

Design a rainwater harvesting system for any home in any climate. Water is a crucial resource increasingly under stress. Yet rainfall, even in arid climates, can make up a sizable portion of any home, acreage, or farm's water requirements if harvested and utilized with care. The key is appropriate planning and high-quality site- and climate-specific design. Essential Rainwater Harvesting is a comprehensive manual for designing, building, and maintaining water harvesting systems for the warm and cold climates of the world. Presenting design considerations and approaches for the most common household rainwater supply scenarios – primary, supplemental, and off-grid supply – this step-by-step approach covers: Considerations for full-property water security Demand planning and conservation strategies Supply calculations and design implications for extreme rainfall and drought Materials selection and water quality System and site assessment Sizing and design of gutters, conveyance, tanks, and pumps Pre-filtration, filtration, and disinfection options System maintenance and upkeep This practical resource provides DIYers, trades, and rainwater practitioners with the essential tools, methods, and technical know-how to design, build, and maintain rainwater harvesting systems anywhere. Rob Avis, P.Eng and Michelle Avis, P.Eng own and operate Adaptive Habitat, a leading edge property design firm for resilient homes, acreages, and farms and Verge Permaculture, a globally recognized award-winning education business. They have over 20 years of combined experience in project management, ecological design, and sustainable technologies, which they share at from their suburban house and yard that they've transformed into a model of cold climate urban permaculture in Calgary, Alberta.

Whole Green Catalog

Author: Michael W. Robbins
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 1594868875
Size: 10,11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 398

A consumer's reference to green living counsels readers on how to identify truly eco-friendly products and includes reviews and advice for everything from home furnishings and appliances to toys and clothing. Original.

Dry Run

Author: Jerry Yudelson
Editor: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924451
Size: 15,60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 521

When the rivers run dry--water solutions for a thirsty planet. In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for industrial, urban, and environmental reasons stirring up oceans of controversy, there is a growing thirst for innovative approaches to reducing our water footprint. Dry Run shows the best ways to manage scarce water resources and handle upcoming urban water crises. Featuring original interviews with more than twenty-five water researchers and industry experts, this book explains water issues and proposes solutions for homes, buildings, facilities, and schools. Examining the vital linkages between water, energy use, urban development, and climate change, Dry Run demonstrates best practices for achieving “net zero” water use in the built environment, including: Water conservation strategies for buildings, factories, cities, and Rainwater harvesting Graywater reuse and water reclamation systems Water efficiency retrofits On-site sewage treatment New water reuse and supply technologies Ideal for concerned citizens, building managers, homeowners, architects, engineers, developers, and public officials faced with charting a course in a more arid future, Dry Run overflows with practical solutions. Jerry Yudelson , PE, LEED AP, leads the Yudelson Associates consultancy and is a leading authority on green building, clean water, and sustainable development. He is the author of eleven books, including Choosing Green and Green Building A to Z .

Creating Rain Gardens

Author: Apryl Uncapher
Editor: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693975
Size: 16,81 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 259

“A beautifully-written, practical guide to planning and creating your own rain garden.” —Green Upgrader You probably spend hundreds of dollars watering your yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—by collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. In Creating Rain Gardens, water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk you through the entire process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything you need to create a beautiful rain garden at home.

Urban Homesteading

Author: Rachel Kaplan
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 161608054X
Size: 18,25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 330

Teaches self-reliance, sustainability, and green living in urban areas, from growing food with limited space and making solar cookers to raising chickens.