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Green $ense for the home : rating the real payoff from 50 green home projects

Author: Eric Corey Freed; Kevin Daum
Publisher: Newton, CT : Taunton Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A guide to creating a more environmentally-friendly home that rates fifty products and determines which are worth the money and which ones are not cost-effective.
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Genre/Form: Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Corey Freed; Kevin Daum
ISBN: 9781600851551 160085155X
OCLC Number: 419869892
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 283 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 16 green home projects you can do today --
Change your light bulbs --
Help your toilet use less Water --
Help your shower use low water --
Install occupancy sensors --
Install smart strips and kill switches --
Install a programmable thermostat --
Insulate your water heater --
Insulate your pipes --
Seal your ducting --
Use healthy paints --
Weatherize windows and doors --
Install solar pool heating --
Plant native species and skip the sprinklers --
Buy a water filter Instead of bottled water --
Install a clothesline --
Recycle and compost your trash --
21 green me projects an do tomorrow --
Add solar power --
Install micro-hydropower --
Bring in natural daylighting --
Replace your windows --
Install a whole-house fan --
Insulate your wails and attic --
Upgrade your appliances --
Upgrade your fireplace --
Heat only the water you use --
Install a solar hot water heater --
Install a cool roof --
Pick a green countertop --
Cover walls with healthy finishes --
Install healthy wall coverings --
Replace vinyl with linoleum flooring --
Install cork, palm wood, or bamboo Hooting --
Install natural carpeting --
Use formaldehyde-free wood for cabinetry --
Build a composite material deck --
Harvest your rainwater --
Disassemble, don't Demolish. 13 green home projects you can do when building new --
Reclaim your water, gray and hot --
Substitute fly ash for cement in concrete --
Incorporate advanced framing techniques --
Build with reclaimed materials --
Build with recycled drywall --
Build with certified wood --
Build with engineered lumber --
Build with structural insulated panels (SIPs) --
Build with Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) --
Install radiant heat --
Integrate your energy systems --
Install a green roof --
Utilize passive solar design.
Other Titles: Green sense for the home
Green$ense for the home
Greensense for the home
Responsibility: Eric Corey Freed and Kevin Daum.

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Offers a practical approach to green projects that readers can apply to their own homes. This book evaluates a wide array of projects, including insulating pipes, weatherising doors and windows,  Read more...

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