Laundry to Landscape: A Simple, Efficient, Economical, Easy-to-Use Greywater System

Laundry to Landscape: A Simple, Efficient, Economical, Easy-to-Use Greywater System


Author(s): Art Ludwig

Publisher: Oasis Design

ISBN: 978-0964343382

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An instructional video that explains how to design, build and use Laundry to Landscape Greywater Systems. These are the simplest, most economical greywater systems to install yourself as an owner or renter, and a good green collar job opportunity as a self-employed installer or as part of your landscape, plumbing, or construction business.

“Everything you need to know to put your greywater to work once it’s done with your clothes… Art’s a knowledgeable genius. Thoughtful and thought-provoking.” –Michael Potts, Author, The New Independent Home

“Core curriculum for green plumbers and water conservationists.” –Christina Bertea, Contractor, First California Journeywoman Plumber

“L2L is an `of course’ upgrade or stand-alone addition to the majority of our clients’ landscapes.” –Daniel Wilson, Landscape Contractor, WELDesign, Inc.

“The depths of greywater have been brought to the light in this easy-to-understand video. Art cares deeply and acts accordingly so that his exhaustive knowledge is accessible to all.” –Laura Bartels, Sustainable Building Consultant, GreenWeaver, Inc.

“The best video on everything you need to know about a simple, effective greywater system for your home garden. Get the latest direct from the greywater guru…help save the planet.” –Robert Kourik, Author, Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates

Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, And Ponds

Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, And Ponds

Author(s): Art Ludwig

Publisher: Oasis Design


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A do-it-yourself guide to designing, building, and maintaining your water tank, cistern or pond, and sustainably managing groundwater storage. It will help you with your independent water system, fire protection, and disaster preparedness, at low cost and using principles of ecological design. Includes building instructions for several styles of ferrocement water tanks.

More Other Homes and Garbage: Designs for Self-Sufficient Living, Complete Revised, Expanded, and Updated

More Other Homes and Garbage: Designs for Self-Sufficient LivingAuthor(s): Jim Leckie

Publisher: Sierra Club Books

ISBN: 087156274X

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“daphage” (Ithaca, NY)

While ageless classics exist, I must deduct one star per 25 year for technical manuals. This however is a library of practical knowledge in one book. This book from ’75 found the perfect balance between techno-engineering texts that no one could read and the books that told you to conserve energy without any real direction or practicality. This book gives practical design tips and easy to use formulas for everything from designing passive solar collectors to generating your own electricity to methane digesters and other waste handling techniques. Water supplies, photovoltaics, house insulation and even placing windbreaks around your house to both cool in the summer and protect in the winter are covered!

I used this book as a text in my Renewable Energy Systems course and learned more practical knowledge from it than I think I have in my 4 years at Cornell! Highly recommended and I hope people will buy it so we can get it back in print!

EEBA Building Better Homes DVD

EEBA Building Better Homes DVDCreated for builders, architects, and remodelers, this DVD-ROM shows you how to use the latest tools and techniques of building science to construct comfortable, energy-efficient homes. Building-science pioneer and world-renowned educator Mark LaLiberte demonstrates a wide range of cutting-edge procedures that are breaking new ground in the evolving world of green building. Six hours of interactive content includes:

  • Installation videos
  • Special animation
  • Close-up photos
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Printable construction drawings & checklists
  • Work forms for on-site use

Building Better Homes takes you through every step of the process, from choosing the site and building the foundation to heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. Ideal for foremen, supervisors, and subcontractors, this hands-on reference delivers clear, specific, practical information you can use very day on the job.

Builder's Guide to Hot-Humid Climates

EEBA Builder’s Guide – Hot Humid Climate

 Builder's Guide to Hot-Humid ClimatesAuthor(s): Joe Lstiburek and Betsy Pettit (M. LaLiberte and J. Golden, technical editors)

Publisher: Energy Efficient Building Association

ISBN: 0975512730

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EEBA Builder’s Guide – Hot Humid Climate Published by EEBA after lengthy peer-review, initially for North American Heating Climates, the Builders Guide is a new effort to provide the building industry with the latest and best practical information on how to apply building science principles to structures as systems. A concise, graphically rich technical manual, it contains over 150 detailed illustrations showing the latest details and techniques to effectively implement energy and resource efficient residential construction. EEBA’s new guide embodies much of what is now known about building homes that are affordable, durable, energy efficient, healthy, safe, comfortable and environmentally responsible.

Retrofitting for Energy Conservation

Retrofitting for Energy Conservation

Retrofitting for Energy ConservationAuthor(s): William H. Clark

Publisher: McGraw Hill

Hardcover: 427 pages

ISBN: 0070119201

ISBN-13: 978-0070119208

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Almost 85% of energy-conserving projects are retrofits, according to the National Association of Homebuilders. Retrofitting for Energy Conservation gives you the tools you need to meet this demand with step-by-step help in retrofitting any residence or light commercial building for energy savings. From assessing the challenge and offering the client options through initial project design and final execution of the building plan, this book gives you solutions that meet and exceed code requirements.

Table of Contents
Ch. 1. The Domestic Water System
Ch. 2. Building Envelope
Ch. 3. Ventilation and Infiltration Control
Ch. 4. Lighting Projects I
Ch. 5. Lighting Projects II
Ch. 6. Heating and Cooling Systems
Ch. 7. Central Systems
Ch. 8. Electrical Projects
Ch. 9. Architectural Concepts
Ch. 10. Controls
Ch. 11. Water and Steam System Projects
Project 1. Replacing inefficient hot-water heaters
Project 2. Steam-trap replacement
Ch. 12. Building Projects
Project 3. Attic insulation
Project 4. Motor projects
Ch. 13. HVAC Projects
Project 5. Heat-pump retrofits
Project 6. Dedicated air-handling unit
Project 7. More efficient HVAC units
Ch. 14. Lighting Projects
Project 8. Security lighting
Project 9. Reflective inserts
Project 10. Fixture relamping
Project 11. Interior lighting controls
Project 12. Exterior lighting controls
Ch. 15. Controls Projects
Project 13. Cooling-tower fan controls
Project 14. Programmable thermostats
Project 15. Time clock control of motors
Ch. 16. Auditing Existing Buildings
Ch. 17. The Building Plan Review Audit
Ch. 18. Energy Tips and Tricks
Ch. 19. The HVAC Design Process
Ch. 20. Numerical Analysis Techniques

How to Live Without Electricity and Like It [Illustrated]

How to Live Without Electricity and Like It [Illustrated]

How to Live Without Electricity and Like It [Illustrated]Author(s): Anita Evangelista

Publisher: Breakout Productions; illustrated edition edition (November 1, 1998)

Paperback: 155 pages

ISBN-10: 0966693213

ISBN-13: 978-0966693218

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How To Live Without Electricity -And Like It! by Anita Evangelista.

There’s no need to be dependent on commercial electrical systems for your home’s comforts and security. Describes dozens of alternative methods that can help the individual become more self-reliant and free from utility companies. Tells: How to calculate your actual power usage * Employ alternate light sources, including candles, oil, kerosene, gas, and solar-powered lamps * Obtain, pump and store potable water * Cook with gas, wood, and solar heat * Heat and cool your home effectively * Refrigerate food without electricity * Maintain radio communications * Generate power and recharge batteries *

And much, much more! Numerous illustrations and photographs, listings for the best mail-order sources for the products depicted. This is a complete sourcebook for those who wish to both simplify and improve their lives.1997, 5×8, 168 pages, illustrated, soft cover.

Do-It-Yourself Plumbing

Do-It-Yourself Plumbing

Do-It-Yourself PlumbingAuthor(s): Max Alth

Publisher: Times Mirror Magazines, Inc.; 1st edition (1986)

Hardcover: 301 pages

ISBN-10: 0060101229

ISBN-13: 978-0060101220

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Do It Yourself Plumbing.

A complete, simple to follow manual.

500 photos and drawings. 316pages.

Tracing EMFs in Building Wiring and Grounding

Author(s): Karl Riley

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Tracing EMFs in Building Wiring and Grounding by Karl Riley is a very good source to understand where and when simple (and somewhat common) wiring errors cause high-strength fields. –John Bower, The Healthy House Institut.

Cross Currents: The Promise of Electromedicine, the Perils of Electropollution

Cross Currents: The Promise of Electromedicine, the Perils of Electropollution

Cross Currents: The Promise of Electromedicine, the Perils of ElectropollutionAuthor(s): Robert O. Becker

Publisher: J P Tarcher

Paperback: 352 pages

ISBN: 0874776090

ISBN-13: 978-0874776096

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Dr. Becker tells of the emergence of electromagnetic medicine, which promises to unlock the secrets of healing, and the growth of electromagnetic pollution, which poses a clear environmental danger. He explains the effectiveness of alternative healing methods that use parts of the body’s innate electrical healing systems, and warns that our bodies are being adversely affected by power lines, computers, microwaves and satellite dishes.