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The Underground Space Center, University of Minnesota

Earth Sheltered Housing Design

$36

From the back cover:

"Before the use of fossil fuels was commonplace, man often turned to the earth for protection from the elements and extremes of climate. Now, with fuel supplies dwindling and fuel prices rapidly rising, it is time to reconsider the benefits of habitation below the earth's surface.

This book of guidelines offers homeowners and architects a comfortable and economic approach to underground housing based on modern construction techniques. It provides plans, details, and photographs of existing examples of earth sheltered houses from around the country, and shows how to design homes using such low cost natural resource- and energy-saving systems as layers of soil insulation and passive solar heating. Many of the homes illustrate how the designs can be adapted to take advantage of specific natural surroundings."

Complete with in-depth information on energy performance in earth sheltered houses, warm and cold climate designs, zoning codes, public policy issues, and more.

Soft cover with black and white illustrations and photographs throughout.

Edition: 1979.

Condition: Very good vintage. Like new.

Measures ~11"x8.5". 318 pages.