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The New Net Zero

Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future

by William Maclay

In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green designís new frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral. Geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, the book will enlighten nonprofessionals seeking time-tested ideas and strategies.

"Design is the first signal of human intention. Thoreau once wrote, 'What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" Bill Maclay thoroughly describes an intentional architect's Platonic search for truth in beauty and Aristotelian search for truth in science with a Hippocratic oath to seek to 'do no harm.' With this fine book he provides a robust foundation for buildings that can rise up to become beneficial to people, place and planet."


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