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Prescriptions for a Healthy House : A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders & Homeowners - Paula Baker-Laporte

Prescriptions for a Healthy House

A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders & Homeowners

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Although there is nothing complicated about constructing healthier homes, building for health is still not standard practice, and in fact there are many aspects of conventional home construction that are detrimental to human well-being.

From foundation to rooftop, to home care and repair,Prescriptions for a Healthy Housetakes the mystery out of healthy-house building, renovation, and maintenance by walking the owner/architect/builder team through the entire construction process. Chapters include:

  • Frame construction alternatives
  • Thermal and moisture control
  • Flooring and finishes
  • Furnishings

The authors???an architect, medical doctor, and restoration consultant???bring a singular combination of expertise and perspectives to this book. The result???now in its third completely updated edition???is a unique guide to creating healthy indoor and outdoor spaces, including many new resources, as well as specialized knowledge from several nationally recognized experts in the field of building biology.

This unique guide will appeal to architects, designers, contractors, medical professionals, and homeowners.

Paula Baker-Laporteis the principal architect and founder of Baker-Laporte & Associates and EcoNest Design.John Bantais a senior indoor environmental consultant for Restorations Consultants, Inc.Erica Elliott, MDis a medical doctor specializing in environmental medicine and family practice.

Pt -- 1. Overview -- pt -- 2. Specification.

ISBN: 9781550924107
ISBN-10: 1550924109
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st May 2008
Edition Number: 3