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This book is an inspired encyclopedic guide for the environmentally conscious builder, broken down into three parts "Getting Started," "Changing the World One Room at a Time," and "Everything You Need to Know (and More)." From simple "green" remodeling solutions to in-depth renovations, it's a perfect resource for homeowners and contractors alike.
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Whether because of changing lifestyles or simply because houses are becoming outdated, millions of North Americans are renovating their homes every year, spending more money annually on renovation than on new-home construction. But renovations can be fraught with unintended consequences like indoor air pollution. How do you remodel in a healthy, environmentally friendly way?

Green Remodeling is a comprehensive guide. It first points out the advantages of remodeling. Buildings are responsible for 40% of worldwide energy flow and material use; so how you remodel can make a difference. Upgrading furnaces, cabinets and toilets means less fossil fuel pollution, reduced resource depletion and fewer health risks. Green remodeling is more energy-efficient, more resource-conserving, healthier for occupants and creates buildings that are more affordable to build, operate and maintain.

The book then discusses simple green renovation solutions for homeowners, focusing on key aspects of the building, including foundations, framing, plumbing, windows, heating and finishes. Room by room, it outlines the intricate connections that make the house work as a system. For example, how new windows may affect the structure and mechanical systems of the rooms below, the health of the family and the future of old-growth forests. Then, in an easy-to-read format complete with checklists, personal stories, expert insights and an extensive resource list, it covers easy ways to save energy, conserve natural resources and protect the health of loved ones. Addressing all climates, this is a perfect resource for conventional homeowners, as well as for architects and remodeling contractors.

Synopsis:

An encyclopedic how-to of all you need to make your home green

About the Author

David Johnston was named one of the top 50 remodelers in the U.S. in 1990. He developed the first green remodeling program in the U.S. and is creating a national green certification program for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Kim Master is a green building consultant. Both are from Boulder, Colorado.

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ISBN:
9780865714984
Author:
Johnston, David R.
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Author:
Master, Kim
Subject:
Remodeling
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - Energy Efficient
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
Dwellings -- Remodeling.
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling Specification
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Women Writers of the Islamic World
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 BandW illustrations
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.00 x 7.00 in

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This book is an inspired encyclopedic guide for the environmentally conscious builder, broken down into three parts "Getting Started," "Changing the World One Room at a Time," and "Everything You Need to Know (and More)." From simple "green" remodeling solutions to in-depth renovations, it's a perfect resource for homeowners and contractors alike.

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