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Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings: Save Money, Save the Earth (Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings)

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Publisher Comments:

THE MOST COMPLETE AND UP-TO-DATE GUIDE AVAILABLE

TO ENERGY SAVINGS IN THE HOME

Praise for the Ninth Edition:

A Penny-Wise Guide to and#145;Buttoning Up Your Houseand#8217; and#150;The New York Times

and#133;the most comprehensive resource to home energy savings that Iand#8217;ve seen. Every homeowner and environmentally conscious (or utility paying) renter should have a copy. and#150; Green Living

The advice here will also save you hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs. and#150;Better Homes and Gardens

The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings has sold nearly a quarter of a million copies. Completely revised to incorporate the latest developments in green technology, this well-organized and highly readable manual is the definitive reference for consumers who want to better their homeand#8217;s performance while reducing their energy bills. Updated and expanded chapters focus on specific aspects of any home, such as heating and cooling, ventilation, electronics, lighting, cooking and laundry, and provide helpful explanations for each, including:

and#149; Energy use characteristics

and#149; Comparisons between available technologies

and#149; Cost-effective repair and replacement options

and#149; Step-by-step guidance for finding the right equipment.

This comprehensive resource is packed with tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why to invest in new purchases, as well valuable pointers on locating grants or incentives offered by local governments and utilities. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact.

To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending select New Society Publishers books to its readers. This book is one of them.

Jennifer Thorne Amann is the Buildings Program Director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

Alex Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc., Executive Editor of Environmental Building News, and author of Green Building Products and Your Green Home.

Katie Ackerly holds Masters degrees in Architecture and Building Science from UC Berkeley and works for David Baker + Partners, an architecture firm in San Francisco.

Synopsis:

The most complete and up-to-date guide available to energy savings in the home

Synopsis:

Increasing the energy efficiency of your home can save you money, help the environment, and enhance your comfort, but how do you decide which improvements are the most beneficial and cost-effective? Completely revised to incorporate the latest developments in green technology, Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings is the definitive resource for consumers who want to better their home's performance while reducing their energy bills.

Well-organized and highly readable, Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings begins with an overview of the relationships between energy use, economics, and the environment. Updated and expanded chapters focus on specific aspects of any home, such as heating and cooling, ventilation, electronics, lighting, cooking, and laundry, and provide helpful explanations for each, including:

  • Energy use characteristics

  • Comparisons between available technologies

  • Cost-effective repair and replacement options

  • Step-by-step guidance for finding the right equipment

This comprehensive resource is packed with tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why to invest in new purchases, as well as a reminder to check local government and utilities for purchase or retrofit grants or incentives. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact.

Jennifer Thorne Amann is the buildings program director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Alex Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc, executive editor of Environmental Building News, and author of Green Building Products and Your Green Home

Katie Ackerly is a researcher at the Center for the Built Environment and a graduate student in architecture ate the University of California, Berkeley.

About the Author

Jennifer Thorne Amann is the Buildings Program Director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. She has written numerous articles and reports on energy use in buildings, appliances and consumer products with the goal of educating citizens on a range of environmental and consumer issues.

Katie Ackerly conducts research on building efficiency for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. She has produced a number of reports on residential and commercial building technologies. She also helps manage ACEEE's online consumer resources and has several years of experience as an artist and illustrator.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865717251
Author:
Thorne Amann, Jennifer
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Author:
Ackerly, Katie
Author:
Wilson, Alex
Author:
Amann, Jennifer Thorne
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Edition Description:
Tenth Edition
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations and tables throughou
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Increasing the energy efficiency of your home can save you money, help the environment, and enhance your comfort, but how do you decide which improvements are the most beneficial and cost-effective? Completely revised to incorporate the latest developments in green technology, Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings is the definitive resource for consumers who want to better their home's performance while reducing their energy bills.

Well-organized and highly readable, Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings begins with an overview of the relationships between energy use, economics, and the environment. Updated and expanded chapters focus on specific aspects of any home, such as heating and cooling, ventilation, electronics, lighting, cooking, and laundry, and provide helpful explanations for each, including:

  • Energy use characteristics

  • Comparisons between available technologies

  • Cost-effective repair and replacement options

  • Step-by-step guidance for finding the right equipment

This comprehensive resource is packed with tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why to invest in new purchases, as well as a reminder to check local government and utilities for purchase or retrofit grants or incentives. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact.

Jennifer Thorne Amann is the buildings program director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Alex Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc, executive editor of Environmental Building News, and author of Green Building Products and Your Green Home

Katie Ackerly is a researcher at the Center for the Built Environment and a graduate student in architecture ate the University of California, Berkeley.

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