DetailsAre you thinking about building a new home? Or just beginning to put together a plan?
Maybe you're a builder or designer -- and the lion's share of your clients are now interested in building green.
Here's a single book that delivers everything you need to know about building a safe, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly home.
Brought to you by Alex Wilson -- the country's foremost expert on this topic -- Your Green Home offers a wealth of practical, up-to-the-minute information on every facet of green building.
In terms of environmental impact, budget and comfort, the author demonstrates how making the right design choices can help you make sure your green home performs exactly as you intended.
Here are some of the field-tested, sustainable solutions you?ll find to some of your big-picture challenges:
- Finding the right designer and builder
- Deciding where to build
- Understanding building systems
- Energy-efficient building design
- Renewable energy systems
- Selection of products and materials
- Indoor environmental quality
- Water efficiency
- Reducing construction waste
- Environmental landscaping and plantings
- Costs of green building
- Living in a green home
With this comprehensive -- yet eminently readable -- guidebook by your side, you'll have all the advice you need to design and build a house that's truly green.
About the authorAlex is also co-author of the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings and the Rocky Mountain Institute's comprehensive textbook, Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate.
For over 25 years, Alex Wilson has written about energy-efficient and environmentally responsible design and construction. He is currently the Executive Editor of Environmental Building News. In 1985, he started his own company, now Building Green LLC.
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Table Of Contents No Intro No ISBN 978-0-86571-555-4 Video No Author Alex Wilson Publication Year 2008 Dimensions 8 3/8 x 10 15/16 Pages 392 Photo No Drawings No Other Formats No Cover Paperback Format Paperback
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