The Green House

Mario Vargas Llosa's classic early novel takes place in a Peruvian town, situated between desert and jungle, which is torn by boredom and lust.

The Green House

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060732790

Page: 416

View: 285

Mario Vargas Llosa's classic early novel takes place in a Peruvian town, situated between desert and jungle, which is torn by boredom and lust. Don Anselmo, a stranger in a black coat, builds a brothel on the outskirts of the town while he charms its innocent people, setting in motion a chain reaction with extraordinary consequences. This brothel, called the Green House, brings together the innocent and the corrupt: Bonificia, a young Indian girl saved by the nuns only to become a prostitute; Father Garcia, struggling for the church; and four best friends drawn to both excitement and escape. The conflicting forces that haunt the Green House evoke a world balanced between savagery and civilization -- and one that is cursed by not being able to discern between the two.

Green House Green Engineering

The book explores the sustainable design principles and innovative engineering behind the development of two of the world's largest conditioned public conservatories or biomes.

Green House  Green Engineering

Author: Patrick Bellew

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781935935568

Page: 111

View: 584

The book explores the sustainable design principles and innovative engineering behind the development of two of the world's largest conditioned public conservatories or biomes. Nestled within waterfront gardens, the biomes are the centrepiece of a development that will define Singapore as the world's premier tropical garden city: gardens that are on track to become a national and international exemplar of sustainable practice. Through a combination of photographs, graphics and narratives, the book explores the challenges of building two huge enclosures to recreate, in Singapore's naturally sunny, hot and humid environment, the ideal growing conditions for plants from cool-dry Mediterranean regions and the cool-moist conditions of tropical mountain regions. While the thrust of the narrative will consider the environmental design and engineering approach of Atelier Ten, three other voices reflect upon the landscape, architectural and structural engineering issues that confronted the core members of the integrated design team. As environmental engineers Atelier Ten developed highly innovative passive and active environmental strategies for controlling conditions within the conservatories, while minimising energy demand to exemplar levels. Outside the Biomes the unique Supertree structures house components of the systems that provide cool and dry air to the biomes and also incorporate photovoltaic panels to generate power. The systems run mainly on tree-thinnings - waste material generated by Singapore's National Parks maintenance programme - which are being diverted from landfill to be used as a source of biomass to generate energy and heat. The landscaping incorporates extensive natural water treatment devices to control, attenuate and cleanse the enormous flows of water from the biome roof areas and the hard landscaping areas during tropical storms. These have been seamlessly integrated into the hard and soft landscaping which comes to life during the frequent deluges that are characteristic of the tropical climate. In addition, Atelier Ten have developed sustainable management matrices to establish agreed principles of design and construction to exceed benchmarks establish by LEED(tm), Singapore's BCA Green Mark scheme and One Planet Living approaches.

Green Home Building

--- Ann V. Edminster, M.Arch., LEED AP, author, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet This book should be required reading for every architect, builder, and homeowner.

Green Home Building

Author: Miki Cook

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925733

Page: 432

View: 353

A comprehensive guide to building green on any budget. According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium" products, finishes, and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home projects end up over budget or fail to achieve their environmental and performance goals. Green Home Building explodes the myth that green homes have to cost more. Using proven methods based on applied building science, the authors show how to: Lower base construction costs to provide funding for high performance upgrades Achieve a net-zero energy home, including "zero-ing" water, waste, carbon, and associated costs within fifteen years Live affordably into the future, despite anticipated rising costs for fuel, water, materials, taxes, and health care This comprehensive guide to building green on any budget defines the strategies that maximize the return on green investments. Written for anyone who has ever been swayed by the argument that the price tag limits how green a home can be, Green Home Building is a must-read for builders, contractors, architects, designers, and homeowners. Miki Cook is a green building and sustainability consultant who has dedicated her career to educating contractors and the public on the strategies, methods, and benefits of green homes. Doug Garrett has trained thousands of homebuilders, architects, and sub-contractors to build energy-efficient homes using applied building science to improve comfort, durability, and healthfulness while meeting or exceeding the energy code.

Greenhouse Gas Sinks

In this first comprehensive handbook of the earth's sinks for greenhouse gases, leading researchers from around the world provide an expert synthesis of current understanding and uncertainties.

Greenhouse Gas Sinks

Author: Dave Reay

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845931890

Page: 290

View: 934

In this first comprehensive handbook of the earth's sinks for greenhouse gases, leading researchers from around the world provide an expert synthesis of current understanding and uncertainties. It will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners in conservation, ecology and environmental studies.

The Green house Companion

Comprising a General Course of Green-house and Conservatory Practice
Throughout the Year; a Natural Arrangement of All the Green-house Plants in
Cultivation; with a Descriptive Catalogue of the Most Desirable to Form a
Collection .

The Green house Companion

Author: John Claudius Loudon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 460

View: 716

The Green House

CAMERA - READY GREEN DESIGN ONE AFTERNOON SEVERAL MONTHS
AGO , we found ourselves waiting in the quiet ... While green design is also
growing quickly in the public and commercial spheres , houses offer an ideal
testing ...

The Green House

Author: Alanna Stang

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984810

Page: 192

View: 883

Foreword 9 camera-ready green design ONE AFTERNOON SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, we found ourselves waiting in the quiet, impossibly picturesque Swiss town of Domat/Ems to meet an architect named Dietrich Schwarz. Though still in his th- ties, Schwarz has already earned a reputation as one of Switzerland’s leading practitioners of the environmentally friendly approach to architecture known as sustainable, or “green,” design. Using a c- bination of new, high-tech materials—some of his own invention— and old-fashioned architectural wisdom, he creates houses and other buildings that are snugly energy-ef?cient and sit lightly on the land. Introduction 10 Camera-Ready Green Design 11 Standards and Practices Introduction 12 A Very Short History Camera-Ready Green Design 13 A Movement’s Priorities Introduction 14 Camera-Ready Green Design 15 The Damage Done Introduction 16 Camera-Ready Green Design 17 city Cities have been around for more than six thousand years, drawing successive waves of new residents with their blend of commerce, culture, energy, and opportunity. The first city to surpass a population of one million was Baghdad, thirteen centuries ago. London topped ?ve million in 1825; New York exceeded ten million a hundred years later. The metropolitan area around Tokyo surpassed twenty million in 1965 and is now closing in on thirty. City 18 18 Urban City 19 City 20 Rotterdam, the Netherlands P .A.R.A.S.I.T.E. project Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten Rien Korteknie and 2001 Mechthild Stuhlmacher P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Project 21 City 22 Urban 23 City 24

Greenhouse Gardener s Companion

As a Wyoming gardener, he puts a good deal of emphasis on using the greenhouse in summer as well as in winter, but this is a useful, practical guide for readers in most of the continental United States.

Greenhouse Gardener s Companion

Author: Shane Smith

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555914509

Page: 497

View: 528

This comprehensive book covers everything you need to know to establish a charming and productive greenhouse.

The green house companion by J C Loudon

OF STOCKING THE GREEN - HOUSE WITH PLANTS AND TREES . HAVING
completed the erection of the greenhouse , the next thing is to furnish it with
plants : on the judicious selection of these depends much of the future beauty
and effect ...

The green house companion  by J C  Loudon

Author: John Claudius Loudon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 109

The Green House Companion

OF STOCKING THE GREEN-HOUSE WITH PLANTS AND TREES. HAVING
completed the erection of the greenhouse, the next thing is to furnish it with plants
: on the judicious selection of these depends much of the future beauty and effect
of ...

The Green House Companion

Author: John Claudius Loudon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108074634

Page: 478

View: 528

A manual on greenhouse or conservatory gardening, published in 1824, giving practical instructions and a catalogue of suitable plants.

Green House

Eco-Friendly Disposal and Recycling at Home Norm Crampton. United States (
although they still are abroad—in France, according to industry sources, the
average wine bottle gets refilled up to eight times before saying adieu). Glass
bottles of ...

Green House

Author: Norm Crampton

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9781590771884

Page: 128

View: 596

Consumers may already recycle newspapers and aluminum cans. But what about the containers that have both plastic and cardboard components? Should we really toss water bottle caps? Scratched CDs? Computers? Cell Phones? Green House: Eco-Friendly Disposal and Recycling at Home is an A to Z guide to disposing and recycling all varieties of common household trash, from broken appliances to spent smoke detectors to pet waste. Crampton provides informative, comprehensive and practical information for adopting greener and more earth friendly habits of disposal by promoting recycling and living a little lighter.

The Green House

Reader. Reader. This program helps teachers guide students to develop their literacy skills by encouraging them to listen to, read, view, speak about, write, create and reflect on a variety of types of text.

The Green House

Author: Mary Atkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781458640352

Page: 16

View: 519

Reader. Reader. This program helps teachers guide students to develop their literacy skills by encouraging them to listen to, read, view, speak about, write, create and reflect on a variety of types of text.

Greenhouse Gases

While there are many factors that contribute to global warming, the most notable factor is the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Greenhouse Gases

Author: Julie Kerr Casper

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816072647

Page: 270

View: 175

While there are many factors that contribute to global warming, the most notable factor is the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Learn about the sources of these gases, how they interact with the atmosphere, their effect on natural systems, and why controlling them is crucial to Earth's future.

Death in a Green House

... and kissed it. “How are you, Celine?” “All right.” Her voice trembled. “Lee wants
to see you, Charlie.” “He spoke?” “Just now. He said, 'I need Charlie'. ***** Innes
whistled at the picture perfect estate of Judge 93 Death in a Green House.

Death in a Green House

Author: M. L. Spurgeon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468527728

Page: 212

View: 594

It is Christmas, 1942, in the twin Kansas Cities, mid-America. Three murders have been committed, and somehow, the color, green, figures in each case. Police and private detectives from both sides of State Line Road that divides Kansas from Missouri, are involved. As the puzzle begins to unravel, more and more families are affected and the green-eyed devil called revenge, nearly wipes out an entire family, and threatens the life of two unborn babies.