Healthy House Building: A Design and Construction Guide

Healthy House Building : A Design and Construction Guide

Author(s): John Bower

Publisher: Healthy House Inst

ISBN: 0963715623

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How you put your house together is just as important as the materials you choose. Healthy House Building takes you step-by-step through the construction of a Model Healthy House. With over 200 photos and illustrations, as well as a complete set of detailed construction drawings, Healthy House Building shows you everything you need to know to build a healthy house. While your house probably won’t look like the one in this book, the important how-to information necessary to build or remodel in a healthy manner can be applied to all houses. This second edition contains updated addresses for the suppliers of materials used in the Model Healthy House

Healthy House Building is a heavily illustrated book that walks the reader through every phase of construction. In building the Model Healthy House, Bower promotes a concept he calls “Eliminate, Separate, Ventilate”… Bower recognizes that economic realities often necessitate tradeoffs, and he suggests where compromises can be made with the least impact on the environment… Full of useful information. — Fine Homebuilding, August/September 1994

From the Publisher

Of course, having comprehensive text on healthy housing is important. But Healthy House Building (Second Edition) by John Bower takes this information further–by actually showing readers how to build a healthy house from the ground up. Want to see how to lay a ceramic tile floor using a self-made, no-additive grout; how to install a metal roof; or how the air-tight drywall approach should be done? These and all the other steps required to build a “model healthy house” are explained in text–but also with over 250 photographs, and 25 pages of detailed house plans. This is the type of information you’ll be able to apply to your next building or remodeling project.

384 pages

Publication date: November 1997

The Healthy House: How to Buy One How to Build One How to Cure a Sick One

Cover, The Healthy House : How to Buy One How to Build One  How to Cure a Sick One (4th Ed)

(4th Ed)

Author(s): John Bower

Publisher: Healthy House Inst

ISBN: 0963715690

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The Healthy House: How to Buy One, How to Build One, How to Cure a Sick One

4th Edition
Paperback, 672 pages

Booknews, Inc., 10/01/89:
Information on subjects that include airtightness and ventilation, mold and moisture, wood and wood products, and their noxious and toxic potentials. Includes source listings of manufacturers and suppliers. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Understanding Ventilation: How to Design, Select, and Install Residential Ventilation Systems

Understanding Ventilation: How to Design, Select, and Install Residential Ventilation SystemsAuthor(s): John Bower

Publisher: Healthy House Inst (May 1995)

Hardcover: 428 pages

ISBN: 0963715658

ISBN-13: 978-0963715654

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At last…a book that takes all the mystery out of ventilation! Understanding Ventilation is the only book that covers all aspects of exchanging the air in houses: infiltration, equipment selection, design, heat-recovery ventilators, sizing, costs, controls, whole-house filters, distribution, and possible problems that a ventilation system can cause–all in easy-to-understand language.

 

The Healthy House Answer Book

The Healthy House Answer Book: Answers to the 133 Most Commonly Asked QuestionsAuthor(s): John & Lynn Marie Bower

Publisher: Healthy House Inst; 1 edition (November 1, 1997)

Paperback: 192 pages

ISBN: 096371564X

ISBN-13: 978-0963715647

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Answers to the 133 most commonly asked questions

Have you ever asked an expert a question, and received an answer that left you baffled–even more confused and uncertain than before you asked the question? The Healthy House Answer Book is exactly the opposite. It’s clear and direct. This book offers answers to the most common questions about healthy home construction, decorating and maintenance. Unlike thick references, this book is designed to offer quick answers to common questions. You don’t need a degree in science to understand the answers about a wide range of home health topics, such as interior paints, flooring, air and water filters, furnaces, cabinets and cleaning products. The question-and-answer format helps you quickly find the information you need. 187 pages, 1997

Your House, Your Health: A Non-Toxic Building Guide (Video Tape) [VHS]

Your House, Your Health: A Non-Toxic Building Guide (Video Tape) [VHS] Author(s): John Bower

Publisher: The Healthy House Institute (1992)

ISBN: 0963715615

ISBN-13: 978-0963715616

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Learn how to build a house that will enhance health rather than compromise it. As you tour a model healthy house, John Bower explains all these features. 27-minute video.