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Your green home : a guide to planning a healthy, environmentally friendly new home

Author: Alex Wilson
Publisher: Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, ©2006.
Series: Books for living wisely from Mother Earth news.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More and more homeowners today want houses that are healthy to live in, inexpensive to operate, and cause minimal damage to the environment. That's what green building is all about. Your Green Home is written for homeowners planning a new home - whether you are working with an architect or builder, or serving as your own general contractor. Intended to improve the overall environmental performance of new houses,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Wilson
ISBN: 0865715556 9780865715554
OCLC Number: 71540510
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 237 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 So You Want to Build a Green Home 1 --
Chapter 2 Finding the Help You Need 9 --
Chapter 3 Where to Build 17 --
Chapter 4 General Issues in House Design 29 --
Chapter 5 The Structural Building System 39 --
Chapter 6 Energy Efficient Design 57 --
Chapter 7 Making Use of Renewable Energy 91 --
Chapter 8 Materials and Products for Green Building 107 --
Chapter 9 Creating a Safe Indoor Environment 125 --
Chapter 10 Respecting and Conserving Water 147 --
Chapter 11 Dealing with Construction Waste 165 --
Chapter 12 Landscaping and Plantings 173 --
Chapter 13 Costs of Building Green 185 --
Chapter 14 Living in Your Green Home 195.
Series Title: Books for living wisely from Mother Earth news.
Responsibility: Alex Wilson ; foreword by John Abrams.
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