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Green. It conjures images of a meadow in spring for some, and the color of money for others. What does green have to do with our homes? In essence, green building-or sustainable building-means being smart about how we use energy, water, and building materials so that we can live well without needlessly damaging the environment. Creating a good green home isn't just about conservation, about using less or saving more-although that's certainly part of it. It's about creating better homes that are easier on the environment, less expensive over the long term, and more delightful to come home to. That's the message Jennifer Roberts wants to share in Good Green Homes, the ultimate new guide for people who want to live in comfortable, healthy, environmentally conscious homes.With some simple steps outlined in this book, you can save money, and do your part to help save the environment. For instance, using an energy-efficient light bulb saves you money. It also results in less demand for electricity, which in turn results in less pollution from power plants, which may help a child with asthma breathe a little easier. If you associate green-built housing with the unconventional or the quirky-tree houses, geodesic domes, dwellings constructed of tires or soda bottles-think again. Perfect for homeowners, remodelers, renters (who might be surprised by how much is within their power to change), architects, builders, and interior designers, this book lays out seven fundamental principles of green building, illustrated with more than 150 color and 20 black and white photographs of more than twenty-five homes. Jennifer Roberts launched two retail stores in San Francisco specializing in environmentally sensible consumer products, including household goods; and is a freelance writer and editor on topics that include energy-efficient building design and systems.

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Good Green Homes is the answer to creating better homes that are healthier to live in, easier on the environment, less expensive over the long-term, and more delightful to come home to.

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Creating better homes for a healthier planet.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586851798
Author:
Svendsen, Linda
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Photographer:
Svendsen, Linda
Location:
Layton, Utah
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Architecture -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
no. 7, 2000
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
1000x850

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