Going green at home can seem like an all-or-nothing proposition. Do you sell everything (including the house) and start over, building and buying only eco-friendly, renewable goods? Or do you take the advice offered up in this smart and sensible book and remodel instead? Green building expert Barry Katz makes a compelling argument for remodeling, as he guides readers through what can be a perplexing and daunting process.
Too many decisions? No worries. Katz explains how different choices impact a home's overall green quotient, as well as its bottom line. Emphasizing off-the-shelf materials, the book shows how homeowners of ordinary means can "green up" a remodel, resulting in less waste, more energy-efficient homes, lower maintenance costs, and more comfortable, healthful environments.
This is an essential guide for anyone who has ever wanted to go green but wasn't exactly sure where to begin!