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Low energy bermed housing

Low energy bermed housing

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Published by Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, Dept. of Energy and Mines in [Ottawa, [Winnipeg] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dwellings -- Energy conservation,
  • Dwellings -- Manitoba -- Swan River -- Energy conservation,
  • Energy conservation -- Manitoba -- Swan River

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by Scouten, Mitchell, Sigurdson & Associates Ltd.
    ContributionsCanada. Energy, Mines and Resources Canada., Manitoba. Dept. of Energy and Mines., Scouten, Mitchell, Sigurdson & Associates.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTJ163.5D86 L66 1983
    The Physical Object
    Pagination19, [30] p. :
    Number of Pages30
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19097369M


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