A comprehensive guide by David Johnston and Kim Master that discusses the advantages of remodeling and the difference it can make. It covers simple green renovation solutions for homeowners, focusing on key aspects of the building including foundations, framing, plumbing, windows, heating, and finishes.
Room by room, it outlines the intricate connections that make the house work as a system. For example, how new windows may affect the structure and mechanical systems of the rooms below, the health of the family and the future of old-growth forests.
Using an easy-to-read format complete with checklists, personal stories, expert insights and an extensive resource list, it covers easy ways to save energy, conserve natural resources, and protect the health of loved ones.
Addressing all climates, this is a perfect resource for conventional homeowners, as well as architects and remodeling contractors!