Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe
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- Publication Date: April 15, 2014
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 9 1⁄2 x 10
- ISBN: 9781617690839
- Page Count: 300
- Illustrations: 300 4-color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
The rising cost of fuel and the growing commitment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication to build incredibly energy-efficient, green homes, Prefabulous World features sophisticated examples of eco-friendly home design in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, the United States, England, Germany, South Africa, and beyond. With floor plans, multiple images of the exterior and interior of each home, and an extensive resource section listing architects, builders, and suppliers, this book is a vibrantly illustrated yet practical guide that reveals how living in a beautiful, well-built, energy-efficient home is achievable for us all.
“As we look into the future, it is clear that more and more intelligent materials and energies will be brought to hand as preassembled optimized components and systems, and they will be beautiful—just witness the homes we enjoy discovering in this lovely book!”designer, advisor, thought leader, and coauthor of Cradle to Cradle and The Upcycle, William McDonough —
“[This] handsome and cleverly titled book . . . dispels myths about prefab as cookie-cutter predictable . . . This is a book that will make converts.”Dan's Papers —
“A wonderful romp around the world, a grand tour exposing the reader to different technologies, design ideas and prefab solutions that you don’t see in North America.”TreeHugger.com —
About the author
Sheri Koones is a bestselling author and expert on prefabrication whose previous books include House About It, Modular Mansions, Prefabulous, and Abrams’ Prefabulous + Sustainable and Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid. She won the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award from NAREE in 2008, 2011, and 2013. Koones is also a columnist for Home Resource Guide and a freelance writer and speaker. She lives in Connecticut.