Green from the Ground Up: A Builder's Guide : Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-efficient Home Construction

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Taunton Press, 2008 - Architecture - 330 pages
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A thorough, informative, and up-to-date reference on green, sustainable and energy-efficient home construction that clarifies definitions of green and sustainable and guides builders and architects through the process of new or remodel green construction, including issues of site, landscaping, durability, and energy-efficiency. It starts with clear explanations of the concepts and fundamentals of green, healthy and energy-efficient construction and walks the reader through the entire construction process, injecting expert advice at every decision point. Construction techniques, materials, and products are thoroughly explained, making the often vaguely understood concepts cleanly understandable. The book gives builders and architects the tools to respond to growing requests from homeowners for green and energy-efficient houses, whether new or remodeled. Homeowners can use the book to understand the concepts, process, and options, whether they're doing it themselves or working with a professional.

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Review: Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction

User Review  - Joni - Goodreads

Green from the ground up is a highly informative book about building green. It has numerous diagrams and illustration which integrate beautifully with the extremely interesting and professionally ... Read full review

Review: Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction

User Review  - Jason Bibeau - Goodreads

Good information for those looking for energy efficient alternative building styles or to improve existing homes. I warn you it's heavy on PC speak if that sort of thing irritates you. One other note ... Read full review

Contents

Foundations
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Green ls No Longer Forming Foundations
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Controlling Heat Flow 28 Reduces Waste
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About the author (2008)

Nationally recognized green building expert, author, and lecturer David Johnston has been a leading thinker behind the green building movement. He created the first green remodeling program in the country and his approach to green building has been embraced by cities, building professionals, and sustainability advocates nationwide. Johnston has represented the United States internationally to develop international research agreements on sustainable construction. He designed the Denver Metro Home Builders Association's Built Green Program and the Boulder Build Green Program. What's Working, Inc., the company he founded, has offices in California and Colorado.

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