Low Toxin Building

Commissioned by Scottish Ecological Design Association and co-written with Howard Liddel and Sandy Halliday of Gaia Research we considered design and detailing for more sustainable construction. This guide seeks to help all involved to minimise the toxic loads in construction, products, buildings and the built environment and to create buildings that are healthier for occupants and enhance the environment.

Chapters one to five examine the context and principles of designing for toxic chemical reduction. Chapter six shows five typical construction details together with alternatives which optimise the potential for each detail to exploit toxic chemical reduction techniques, along with explanations and costs.

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Available as a free download from Scottish Ecological Design Association