Green Up!: An A-Z of Environmentally Friendly Home Improvements

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Green Books, 2007 - Dwellings - 143 pages
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Green Up! is a compact reference guide to greening your house, from minor improvements ˝ such as what paint to use ˝ to major ones, such as how to choose and install solar electric panels.
Structured in A-Z format, each entry lists an area for greening your house, and then describes the options available, the pros and cons, costs, risks and problems, as well as sources of information and advice.
Drawing on his experience of having built his own eco-friendly house, Will Anderson writes from the perspective of having tackled these problems himself, but without assuming any prior technical knowledge on the part of the reader.
Among the many topics covered are:
´ paint, decoration, furniture and carpets
´ boilers, baths and plumbing
´ heating, lighting, insulation and energy
´ gardens, fencing, paving, composting, and
´ builders, architects and building regulations.
Packed with practical, no-nonsense advice, Green Up! offers something for householders in every income bracket.
  

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Contents

Introduction
6
11
80
Cookers
87
32
100
floor coverings
107
Furniture
116
Heat pumps
124
Lighting
132
Paving
140
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About the author (2007)

Will Anderson is a researcher and writer with wide interests in the environmental field. At the turn of the century he left a long-standing career in public health to gain a degree in Energy and Sustainable Development, a first step in his personal journey to address the challenge of climate change. He subsequently built 'Tree House' in Clapham, one of Britain's few genuinely 'zero carbon' houses and the subject of his book Diary of an Eco-Builder. Will is now Senior Researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Energy, www.cse.org.uk. His website is www.treehouseclapham.org.uk .

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