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The Green Home: A Decision Making Guide for Owners and Builders

The Green Home: A Decision Making Guide for Owners and Builders

By Lynn Underwood

Learn all about environmentally-friendly residential construction with this book!

Price: $39.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9781428377097
Year: 2009
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 240
Publisher: Cengage Learning


What does a "green" home look like? What are its characteristics, and how can you ensure that you meet the highest green standards within a given budget? The answers to these questions and more are found in The Green Home, a book dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction.

This highly practical resource explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself.

Coverage includes:

  • Air sealing measures
  • Energy efficient practices
  • Water conservation
  • Usage of natural materials
  • Special focus on complying with zoning ordinances and building codes

With thorough explanations of the many benefits of green building, this is the perfect "nuts and bolts" guide to environmentally-sound homes!