Building Today's Green Home: Practical, Cost-Effective and Eco-Responsible Homebuilding
Make Your Green Home a Reality!
Building the right-sized green home involves making eco-smart decisions. In "Building Today's Green Home," you will learn: How to choose the correct location of your building lot and what is the optimum placement of your house to take advantage of solar energyHow to design the right-sized home for your needs "now" and in the "future"What are the best sustainable construction materials to use for building your homeAbout the newest insulation materials and techniquesWhat HVAC units are the most efficient and are the best at saving energyHow to grade the building lot for natural sustainability
The decisions you make today will have a huge impact on your future and the future of your children. And, building the right-sized energy-efficient home will free up investment capital for your retirement years.
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01 The Futile Search for the Dream House
02 Fundamentals of a Sane Last Home
03 Less is More
04 The CurbAppeal Penalty
05 Go Horizontal Not Vertical
06 Low Energy Daughters College Tuition
07 CasualCabinTimber Style
09 A Practical Dose of Passive Solar
10 Who Really Likes Repainting?
11 The Lawnmower Treadmill
12 The Final Recipe
08 The Promise of SIP Construction