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Sustainable Home Refurbishment: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Retrofitting Homes for Efficiency (Earthscan Expert)

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A retro-fit offers many benefits: cutting electricity and heating bills, increasing the resale value of homes, slashing carbon emissions and creating a healthier place to live. This book is the guide to making it happen. It looks at: -draught-proofing, insulation and damp -ventilation, heating and cooling-electrical efficiency and renewable energy -water use and re-use-materials' life cycles and incorporating nature-protection from climate change impacts-modelling energy flows and embodied energy-how we can meet the need to cut carbon emissions from dwellings by 80% by 2050.Projects can apply to apartment blocks, recent builds and older, solid-walled properties. Enlivened with helpful diagrams and photographs, plus plenty of pointers for further information, it provides a comprehensive resource handbook for any building professional and contractor, students - or any homeowner serious about efficiency (cash and carbon) savings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844078769
Author:
Thorpe, David
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Thorpe, David
Author:
Thorpe, Dave
Subject:
Dwellings -- Energy conservation.
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Subject:
Sustainability & Green Design
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - Plumbing
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling Specification
Series:
Earthscan Expert
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.70x7.40x.60 in. 1.55 lbs.

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