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The Greened House Effect: Renovating Your Home with a Deep Energy Retrofit

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With greater public awareness of the need for energy independence, the issue of how we can make our existing homes more resource efficient is becoming ever more critical. Residential buildings make up a large fraction of our energy needs, largely due to heating and air-conditioning. So it's no longer enough to simply do the small stuff, like switching to compact fluorescent bulbs, or turning down the thermostat at night.In The Greened House Effect, author Jeff Wilson brings his twenty-five years of construction experience and knowledge of home building to bear on making our current houses cleaner, greener, and healthier. Think of a deep-energy retrofit (DER) as a "home makeover" - one that represents a significant investment, but that saves money from the get-go by capturing the energy you "drop on the ground" every month, every year, through inefficiency, poor design, or simply living in a typical older home.Using his own family's DER of their 1942 home as a prime example, Wilson weaves a readable narrative at a practical, hammer-and-nail level. He presents the solutions to our building and energy problems, making them seem possible for average homeowners and small contractors by offering the right set of information, skills, and materials.More technical information is presented in sidebars and graphs, and numerous color photos illustrate the process, including:
  • Testing the energy efficiency of your home and learning where improvements need to be made.
  • Issues of local building codes and regulations.
  • Financing and paying for a DER.
  • Major components of the DER, such as roofs, exterior walls, basements, and home systems.
Wilson's building experience, along with his lifelong passion for energy issues, all come together to form an inspirational, can-do approach to making our neighborhood, our community, our nation, and our world a better place - one home at a time.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Deep Energy Retrofit?

Ch. 1: How Much Can I Save?

Ch. 2: Designing Your DER

Ch. 3: Paying for Your DER

Ch. 4: DER Roofs

Ch. 5: DER Exterior Walls

Ch. 6: DER Basements

Ch. 7: DER Home Systems

Ch. 8: Ultra-High-Efficiency Additions

Ch. 9: Renewable Energy and DERs

Ch. 10: The Greened House Effect

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781603584500
Author:
Wilson, Jeff
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling Specification
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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Engineering » Construction » Energy Efficient
Engineering » Construction » General
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Engineering » Home Construction » Remodeling Specification
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