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Smith, Peter F (Peter Frederick), 1930-

Sustainability at the cutting edge: emerging technologies for low energy buildings. —2nd ed.

1. Architecture and energy conservation 2. Architecture-Environmental aspects I. Title 720.4'72

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ISBN-13: 978-0-7506-8300-5 ISBN-10: 0-7506-8300-7

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