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Building Better Homes<br>DVD-ROM

Building Better Homes DVD-ROM

SKU# 061060

A comprehensive guide to high-performance green building science principles

Mark LaLiberte and Building Knowledge

DVD-ROM

$125.00

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Details
  • Product # 061060
  • Type DVD-ROM
  • ISBN 978-1-60085-105-6
  • Published Date 2008
Green building -- smart building -- begins with Building Better Homes.

Used by thousands of builders, architects, remodelers, and subcontractors, Building Better Homes shows you how to apply the latest in green building science ideas to residential construction. Using a whole house systems approach, learn how to design and build high-performance houses that are healthier and more comfortable, more durable and energy efficient, and more affordable to own.

Building Better Homes also presents hundreds of real-world ways to prevent the most common construction errors. The program follows the construction process step-by-step, with photos of construction details, technical animations, and hours of interactive construction content. Web links and other resources help you stay up-to-date on the latest advances in green building science and the industry.


System Requirements

Windows®

  • Microsoft® Windows 2000, XP or Vista
  • Pentium® 3 or faster
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher
  • QuickTime 7 player (installer included on disc)
  • Adobe Reader 8.0 (installer included)

    Apple®

  • Mac OSX® 10.3.8 to 10.6.8*
  • PowerPC G3 or faster
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher

    This DVD-ROM disk will not play on stand-alone DVD players.

    *Requires Rosetta

  • Table of Contents
    Program Table of Contents
    The Program's Five Main Parts:

    Part 1: WHAT IS A BETTER BUILT HOME?
    This part presents the building science principles and physics behind a better built home. It includes interviews with several successful home builders who've incorporated these principles into their construction systems and share with us why they would not build any other way.
    Sections:
    1. Challenges Today
    2. High-Performance Homes
    3. 8 Performance Rules
    4. 5 Pairs of Glasses
    5. Builder Interviews
    6. Summary
    7. Learn more

    Part 2: BUILDING A BETTER HOME
    This part shows how to apply the principles described in Part 1 to each stage of the home building process, using real-life examples and supported with construction details, installation video, printable instructions, and checklists.

    Section 1: The Building Site
    1. Introduction
    2. Climate
    3. Drainage
    4. Solar Exposure
    5. Noise
    6. Seismic Conditions
    7. Soils
    8. Insects & Rodents
    9. Location & Sustainable Design
    10. Summary
    11. Learn More
    12. Checklist

    Section 2: The Foundation
    1. Introduction
    2. Footings
    3. Slab on Grade
    4. Crawl Spaces
    5. Full Basements
    6. Foundation Walls
    7. Water Management
    8. Backfill & Grading
    9. Foundation Insulation
    10. Soil Gas Management
    11. Summary
    12. Learn More
    13. Checklist

    Section 3: Subfloor Systems
    1. Introduction
    2. Floor Joists
    3. Rim Joists
    4. Subflooring
    5. Ledgers
    6. Summary
    7. Learn More
    8. Checklist

    Section 4: Exterior Walls
    1. Introduction
    2. Wall Structures
    3. Exterior Cladding
    4. Water Management
    5. Windows and Doors
    6. Wall Connections
    7. Sheathing
    8. Insulation
    9. Managing Air & Vapor Flow
    10. Interior Wall Materials
    11. Summary
    12. Learn More
    13. Checklist

    Section 5: The Roof
    1. Introduction
    2. Roof Design
    3. Air Barrier
    4. Insulation
    5. Ventilation
    6. Sheathing
    7. Underlayment
    8. Flashing
    9. Roofing Material Types
    10. Skylights & Roof Penetrations
    11. Gutters & Downspouts
    12. Summary
    13. Learn More
    14. Checklist

    Section 6: Mechanical Systems
    1. Introduction
    2. Design
    3. Heating Systems
    4. Cooling Systems
    5. Ductwork
    6. Ventilation
    7. Indoor Air Filtration
    8. Managing Humidity
    9. Exhausting Appliances
    10. Summary
    11. Learn More
    12. Checklist

    Section 7: Plumbing & Electrical
    1. Introduction
    2. Plumbing
    3. Water Conservation
    4. Electrical
    5. Lighting
    6. Summary
    7. Learn More
    8. Checklist

    Section 8: Finishes & Appliances
    1. Introduction
    2. Wall Coverings
    3. Paints, Stains & Finishes
    4. Floor Coverings
    5. Cabinetry & Trim
    6. Appliances
    7. Summary
    8. Learn More
    9. Checklist

    Section 9: Remodeling
    1. Introduction
    2. Exterior Inventory
    3. Interior Inventory
    4. Exterior Recommendations
    5. Interior Recommendations
    6. Summary
    7. Learn More
    8. Checklist

    Section 10: Turning Over the House
    1. Introduction
    2. Homeowner Orientation
    3. Summary
    4. Learn More

    Part 3: GETTING STARTED
    This part provides builders with tips, insights and a process for transitioning their
    business and construction practices to using the whole-house systems approach
    to building homes. It includes interviews with successful builders who are
    already integrating this approach into their businesses.
    1. Introduction
    2. The Builder's Experience
    3. Training & Education
    4. Help is There
    5. Construction Transition
    6. Organization Transition
    7. Summary
    8. Learn More

    Part 4: SELLING A BETTER BUILT HOME
    This part provides ideas and suggestions on how to market higher performing
    homes, including examples of sales literature, checklists, and a video of tips and
    advice from builders and a realtor already applying the whole-house systems
    approach to home building.
    1. Introduction
    2. Marketing
    3. Training & Education
    4. Sales Tools
    5. Branding
    6. Affiliations
    7. Summary
    8. Learn More
    9. Checklist

    USING THIS DVD
  • About the Program
  • Getting Started
  • Program Navigation
  • System Requirements
  • Troubleshooting
  • Program Support
  • Software License Agreement (SLA)
  • About Mark LaLiberte
  • About Building Knowledge, Inc.
  • Program Credits
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