Greening Your Home

Sustainable Options for Every System In Your House

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Date

May 16, 2008

Format

Paperback, 153 pages

ISBN

0071499091 / 9780071499095

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27.00



Overview


Main description

Choose Green Systems That Conserve Resources While Matching Your Budget and Lifestyle

A vital conservation and money-saving tool, Greening Your Home provides helpful information that will help you select sustainable green options that match your specific needs for every system in your house. This “one-stop” guide provides the latest information on systems and materials that conserve resources for a cleaner, more energy-efficient home.

From the lively writing, with illustrations and examples, you will learn how to incorporate sustainability into your house in beautiful, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible ways. Both inspirational and practical, Greening Your Home features:

  • A wealth of green building and remodeling options for homeowners
  • Photographs and information on green products and systems and their advantages

Your Complete Guide to a Green, Energy-Efficient Home

Material Options: • Structural Insulated Panels • Low-VOC Paints • Replacement Windows • Green Certified Doors • Glass Block • Fly Ash Concrete • Bamboo and Cork Flooring • Plastic Plumbing Pipe • Red Cedar Siding • Recycled Insulation Recent Technology: • Power Consumption Monitors • Timers and Motion Sensors • Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures • On-demand Water Heaters • Radiant In-floor Heating • Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators • Whole-house Fans • Spray Foam Insulation • Induction Cooktops • Horizontal Axis Washers/Dryers Green Practices: • Reducing Your Carbon Footprint • Green Power • Saving Money Twice • Community-Supported Agriculture • Growing Your Own Food • Composting Biodegradables • Using Graywater • Making Your Own Cleaning Products • Reusing Containers • Xeriscaping


Table of contents

Preface
Part 1: Material Changes
Chapter 1. Environmental Impact
Chapter 2. Health Impact
Chapter 3. Availability
Chapter 4. Maintenance
Chapter 5. Durability
Chapter 6. Sustainability
Chapter 7. Renewability
Chapter 8. Recyclability
Chapter 9. Simplicity
Chapter 10. Efficiency
Part II: Technology Changes
Chapter 11. Electrical 1
Chapter 12. Electrical 2
Chapter 13. Plumbing 1
Chapter 14. Plumbing 2
Chapter 15. Heating
Chapter 16. Ventilating
Chapter 17. Air Conditioning
Chapter 18. Insulating
Chapter 19. Cooking
Chapter 20. Washing
Part III: Lifestyle Changes
Chapter 21. Personal Choices
Chapter 22. Energy Sources
Chapter 23. Financial Incentives
Chapter 24. Cooperative Buying
Chapter 25. Agricultural Independence
Chapter 26. Eliminating Waste
Chapter 27. Reducing Waste
Chapter 28. Washing Up
Chapter 29. Second Chances
Chapter 30. Getting Outside
Index


Author comments

Clayton Bennett has more than 15 years experience as an author and editor specializing in home improvement and environmental topics. He has co-authored two prior books and has contributed to numerous print and online publications.





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