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Eco-Renovation: The Ecological Home Improvement Guide
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Housing Experts estimate that by the year 2020 roughly one-fifth of America's existing homes will have been replaced by new structures. Of the remaining 80 percent of older homes, almost all will need renovation - not just normal maintenance, but improvements designed to make them more energy efficient, healthy and ecological sound.
Eco-Renovation is the first book specifically aimed at homeowners who want to make their houses as green as possible. Author Edward Harland provides a concise overview of the major home-related ecological questions and concerns and then offers practical solutions and suggestions for renovating the home ecologically.
Eco-Revolution will show the reader how to:
Eco-Renovation, published by Chelsea Green's U.K. Green Books, is organized under four main heading energy, health, and materials. The book guides you each of these fields, and prioritizes choices according basic ecological principles of recycling, self-sufficient renewability, conservation, and efficiency. It includes checklist for making an ecological assessment of you and detailed appendices that will enable you to locate greener products.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -234) and index.
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