Prescriptions for a Healthy House, 3rd Edition: A Practical Guide for Architects|
by Paula Baker-Laporte (Author), Erica Elliott (Author), John Banta (Author)
Although there is nothing complicated about constructing healthier homes,
building for health is still not standard practice, and in fact there are many
aspects of conventional home construction that are detrimental to human well-being.
From foundation to rooftop, to home care and repair, Prescriptions for a Healthy
House takes the mystery out of healthy-house building, renovation, and
maintenance by walking the owner/architect/builder team through the entire
construction process. Chapters include:
Frame construction alternatives
Thermal and moisture control
Flooring and finishes
The authors-an architect, medical doctor, and restoration consultant-bring a
singular combination of expertise and perspectives to this book. The result-now
in its third completely updated edition-is a unique guide to creating healthy
indoor and outdoor spaces, including many new resources, as well as specialized
knowledge from several nationally recognized experts in the field of building biology.
This unique guide will appeal to architects, designers, contractors, medical
professionals, and homeowners.
Paula Baker-Laporte is the principal architect and founder of Baker-Laporte &
Associates and EcoNest Design. John Banta is a senior indoor environmental
consultant for Restorations Consultants, Inc. Erica Elliott, MD is a medical
doctor specializing in environmental medicine and family practice.
About the Author
Paula Baker-LaPorte is the principal architect and founder of Baker-LaPorte and
Assoc. and EcoNest Design.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers; 3 edition (May 1, 2008)