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Toward a Zero Energy Home: A Complete Guide

Toward a Zero Energy Home: A Complete Guide to Energy Self-Sufficiency at Home

By Scott Gibson, David Johnston

A complete guide to energy self-sufficency at home!

Price: $24.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9781600851438
Year: 2010
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 256
Publisher: Taunton Press


A Zero Energy Home (ZEH) -- a home that produces as much energy as it consumes -- is an idea whose time has come! Authors David Johnston and Scott Gibson (Green from the Ground Up) explore the design and construction of self-sufficient houses from start to finish.

They make the case for a ZEH; cite climate and geographic challenges; describe exactly how to go about building an energy-efficient home; and feature ten houses that were built for zero energy living. With unequaled knowledge and a passion for the subject, the authors walk readers through the process of building and living in a truly green home.

This comprehensive home energy self-sufficiency guide explores the design of zero-energy, near-zero-energy, off-the-grid and carbon-neutral homes from start to finish, giving readers an unparalleled look at these emerging trends in environmentally friendly building.