Author(s): Alan Berman
As an architect, Alan Berman is used to advising clients on combining design aspirations with environmental awareness. Now in this revised edition of his user-friendly and comprehensive guide, he presents the facts so that readers can make their own choices. Fully illustrated with photographs, diagrams and easy-to-follow charts, the book deals with all the key issues, starting with a re-assessment of traditional design, moving on to reveal the most environmentally friendly floors and floor coverings, walls and wall coverings, paints, varnishes, stains and other finishes, furniture and fabrics and including chapters on recycled materials, insulation, heating, sound and ventilation.
/ A completely revised edition of Alan Berman's user-friendly and comprehensive guide to designing homes with environmental awareness, reissued at just the right time to address renewed concern over environmental issues / Essential for anyone wanting to create a home that is stylish and environmentally sound / Detailed charts help evaluate the materials and products available and select what is best for a healthy home / New chapter on home energy systems / Includes a full source list of eco-friendly materials and organizations
Alan Berman practises as an architect in Oxford. He has extensive experience of renovating older properties, as well as in the design of new buildings and interiors. He has also taught at several architectural schools and is a regular contributor to architectural periodicals. He is the author of several books on design and sustainability and a board member of Oxford Inspires.