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Green Remodeling: Your Start Toward an Eco-Friendly Home

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Synopsis:

Ultimate Guide to Green Remodeling goes beyond other home improvement books in that it shows homeowners how they can take part in the "green" revolution when remodeling their homes. Through common remodeling projects, such as replacing kitchen cabinets and installing new countertops, readers are presented with choices for using green, nontoxic building materials and techniques. Some of the topics covered include reducing home energy use, selecting nontoxic materials, saving water, and supporting the environment through the use of products that are manufactured responsibly or that come from sustainable natural resources.

Synopsis:

Ultimate Guide to Green Remodeling shows homeowners how they can take part in the "green" revolution through remodeling. Some of the topics covered include reducing home energy use, selecting nontoxic products, saving water, and supporting the environment through the use of products that support responsible manufacturing and the sustainable harvesting of natural resources.

Synopsis:

"Green Remodeling" shows homeowners how they can take part in environmentally friendly techniques when remodeling. Some of the topics covered include reducing home energy use, selecting nontoxic products, saving water, and more.

About the Author

John D. Wagner has been involved with the construction trade for over 20 years. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Journal of Light Construction, Builder, and Todays Homeowner. He is also the founder of the magazine Green Builder. Wagner is the author of four other Creative Homeowner books: House Framing; Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing; Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings, and Ultimate Guide to Yard and Garden Sheds. He lives in Montpelier, Vermont.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting started
   Finding a green contractor
   Finding green information
   Demolition and health basics
       Health risks
       Dust control
       Asbestos and lead
       Disposal of toxic debris
 
Chapter 2: Building Basics
   Foundations
       Your green choices
   Interior and exterior walls
        Sheetgoods, lumber, drywall
         How-to installation
         Your green choices
         Mold control
         Dust control
   Doors and windows
         How-to installation
         Your green choices
          Flashing and weatherproofing
   Insulation
          How-to installation
           Closed-cell and open-cell foams
          Cementitious spray-applied insulation
   Flooring
           How-to basics
           Your green choices
           Refinishing floors with dustless sanding
 
Chapter 3: Plumbing and Electrical
    Plumbing how-to
           Your green choices for heating water, saving water
           Water filtration
   Electrical how-to
           Low-voltage wiring
 
Chapter 4: Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning
    How-to basics
           Your green choices
                  Balanced systems
                  Air filtration
                  Duct sealants
                  Geothermal ground-source heat pumps
 
Chapter 5: Lighting
    Lighting strategies
    How-to basics
          Your green choices
                  Lighting alternatives
                  Low-voltage
                  Daylighting strategies
 
Chapter 6: Trim and Finishes
       How-to basics
              Your green choices
                       Paint
                       Polyurethane
                       Natural finishes
 
Chapter 7: Kitchen Remodeling
        How-to basics
                 Your green choices
                         Appliances
                         Countertops
                         Cabinetry
 
Chapter 8: Bathroom Remodeling
        How-to basics
                  Your green choices
                           Materials
                            Low-flow fixtures
 
Chapter 9: Exteriors
        Roofing basics
                Your green choices
                         Reflective shingles
                          Metal roofs
        Siding
         Pest control
                  Your green choices
         Landscaping
                   Your green choices
                            Permeable pavers
                            Permeable concrete
                            Rainwater capture; runoff control
         Decks
                    Your green choices


Product Details

ISBN:
9781580113960
Subtitle:
Your Start toward an Eco-Friendly Home
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Wagner, John D.
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Subject:
Sustainable living
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Sustainable architecture
Subject:
Dwellings -- Remodeling.
Edition Description:
First
Series:
The Green House
Publication Date:
20080301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10.82x8.54x.51 in. 1.69 lbs.

Related Subjects

Engineering » Construction » Sustainable Housing
Engineering » Home Construction » General
Engineering » Home Construction » Remodeling
Home and Garden » Sustainable Living » General
Home and Garden » Sustainable Living » Housing

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"Synopsis" by ,
Ultimate Guide to Green Remodeling goes beyond other home improvement books in that it shows homeowners how they can take part in the "green" revolution when remodeling their homes. Through common remodeling projects, such as replacing kitchen cabinets and installing new countertops, readers are presented with choices for using green, nontoxic building materials and techniques. Some of the topics covered include reducing home energy use, selecting nontoxic materials, saving water, and supporting the environment through the use of products that are manufactured responsibly or that come from sustainable natural resources.
"Synopsis" by ,
Ultimate Guide to Green Remodeling shows homeowners how they can take part in the "green" revolution through remodeling. Some of the topics covered include reducing home energy use, selecting nontoxic products, saving water, and supporting the environment through the use of products that support responsible manufacturing and the sustainable harvesting of natural resources.
"Synopsis" by , "Green Remodeling" shows homeowners how they can take part in environmentally friendly techniques when remodeling. Some of the topics covered include reducing home energy use, selecting nontoxic products, saving water, and more.
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