Converting to an Eco-friendly Home

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New Holland Publishers, 2006 - Construction industry - 176 pages
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With 7 chapters covering elements including Light, Power and Heat, this book covers alterations that anyone can make to their home, from changing to energy-saving lightbulbs and harvesting rainwater to harnessing sunlight through solar panels. Information is given on changes from the very small through to major projects that will male homes healthier and more sustainable. Converting to an Eco-friendly Home is a highly informative, easy-access book which provides clear and concise advice on what you can do around the house to help the environment. This book will be an indispensable guide, both for those people who aim to do some of the work themselves, as well as those employing designers and builders to realise their plans for a 'greener', more sustainable home.
 

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Contents

Introduction
4
Light
5
Power
15
Chapter 3 Heat
59
Chapter 4 Shelter
86
Chapter 5
114
Chapter 6 Waste
137
Chapter 7 Water
151
Epilogue
167
Glossary
169
Useful contacts
172
Index
173
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