Greening Your Home: Sustainable Options for Every System in Your House (Paperback)

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Choose Green Systems That Conserve Resources While Matching Your Budget and Lifestyle

A vital conservation and money-saving tool, Greening Your Home provides helpful information that will help you select sustainable green options that match your specific needs for every system in your house. This "one-stop" guide provides the latest information on systems and materials that conserve resources for a cleaner, more energy-efficient home.

From the lively writing, with illustrations and examples, you will learn how to incorporate sustainability into your house in beautiful, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible ways. Both inspirational and practical, Greening Your Home features:

  • A wealth of green building and remodeling options for homeowners
  • Photographs and information on green products and systems and their advantages

Your Complete Guide to a Green, Energy-Efficient Home

Material Options: - Structural Insulated Panels - Low-VOC Paints - Replacement Windows - Green Certified Doors - Glass Block - Fly Ash Concrete - Bamboo and Cork Flooring - Plastic Plumbing Pipe - Red Cedar Siding - Recycled InsulationRecent Technology: - Power Consumption Monitors - Timers and Motion Sensors - Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures - On-demand Water Heaters - Radiant In-floor Heating - Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators - Whole-house Fans - Spray Foam Insulation - Induction Cooktops - Horizontal Axis Washers/DryersGreen Practices: - Reducing Your Carbon Footprint - Green Power - Saving Money Twice - Community-Supported Agriculture - Growing Your Own Food - Composting Biodegradables - Using Graywater - Making Your Own Cleaning Products - Reusing Containers - Xeriscaping.

About the Author


Clayton Bennett has more than 15 years experience as an author and editor specializing in home improvement and environmental topics. He has co-authored two prior books and has contributed to numerous print and online publications.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780071499095
ISBN-10: 0071499091
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Publication Date: June 1st, 2008
Pages: 153
Language: English