Since green building is such a quickly-evolving industry, it can be tough to find reliable up-to-the-minute information on the many products that go into environmentally sound design and construction. That's why green building guru Alex Wilson has put together the ultimate guide to environmentally responsible products and materials in this new reference book, Green Building Products.
Whether you're a builder, designer, architect or homeowner, this book will be a valuable resource in planning the details of any residential construction project or renovation -- by including green, renewable elements that will make your home more energy efficient and sustainable.
From site work to flooring to renewable energy, you'll find 1,600 products for use in any facet of home construction. Interest in sustainable, green building practices is greater than ever. Whether concerned about allergies, energy costs, old-growth forests, or durability and long-term value, homeowners and builders are looking for ways to ensure that their homes are healthy, safe, beautiful, and efficient.
In these pages are descriptions and manufacturer contact information for more than 1,400 environmentally preferable products and materials. All phases of residential construction, from sitework to flooring to renewable energy, are covered. Products are grouped by function, and each chapter begins with a discussion of key environmental considerations and what to look for in a green product.
Over 40 percent revised, this updated edition includes over 120 new products. Categories of products include:
- Sitework and landscaping
- Outdoor structures
- Foundations, footers, and slabs
- Structural systems and components
- Exterior finish and trim
- Doors and windows
- Flooring and floor coverings
- Interior finish and trim
- Caulks and adhesives
- Paints and coatings
- Mechanical systems/HVAC
- Plumbing, electrical, and lighting
- Furniture and furnishings
- Renewable energy
- Distributors and retailers
An index of products and manufacturers makes for easy navigation. There is no more comprehensive resource for both the engaged homeowner and those who design and build homes!