The Green Home: A Decision-Making Guide for Owners and Builders

The Green Home: A Decision-Making Guide for Owners and Builders

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What does a qgreenq home look like? What are its characteristics, and how can you ensure that you meet the highest green standards within a given budget? The answers to these questions and more are found in The Green Home, a book dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction. This highly practical resource explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself. Coverage ranges from air sealing measures and energy efficient practices to water conservation and the usage of natural materials, with a special focus on complying with zoning ordinances and building codes. With thorough explanations of the many benefits of green building, this is the perfect qnuts and boltsq guide to environmentally-sound homes.Efficientuse and savings of all energy define sustainable design. The less we use now, the morethere willbeavailable inthe future.Wasteful energy practices can be changed to bringaboutnet energy savings.This represents the lowhanging fruitanbsp;...

Title:The Green Home: A Decision-Making Guide for Owners and Builders
Author: Lynn Underwood
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2009-09-24

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