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Eco-Renovation: The Ecological Home Improvement Guide

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Publisher Comments:

Housing Experts estimate that by the year 2020 roughly one-fifth of America's existing homes will have been replaced by new structures.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:

  • reduce heating and utility bills substantialy
  • select building materials that are resource-efficient and environmentally safe
  • convert and maximize existing living space
  • protectthe family from toxic substances inside the home

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-234) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781890132385
Subtitle:
The Ecological Home Improvement Guide
Author:
Harland, Edward
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Location:
White River Junction, Vt. :
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - Energy Efficient
Subject:
Repair and reconstruction
Subject:
Green products
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Rev
Publication Date:
February 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
243
Dimensions:
9.19x6.16x.74 in. 1.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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