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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Green construction is the building trend of the decade. In direct response to the growing demand for sustainable, healthy, and energy-efficient homes, David Johnston and Scott Gibson present the most forward-thinking theories and the best proven methods of new and remodeled green construction. They begin with down-to-earth explanations of green building basics and move on to site planning, materials selection, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality -- detailing along the way every step in design and construction, from framing to finishes.

A must-have reference for contractors who want to remain competitive, Green from the Ground Up is also a remarkable resource for homeowners who require the clearest and most thorough green building information available.

 

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very good book on eco building practices. it is a very easy and practical teaching.

Contents

Introduction
3
Green Building Basics
5
The House as a System
23
Planning and Design
43
Foundations
67
Framing
83
Roofs and Attics
109
Windows and Doors
129
Siding and Decking
227
Solar Energy
251
Indoor Air Quality
273
Interior Finishes
287
Landscaping
311
AFTERWORD
322
RESOURCES
326
PHOTO CREDITS
327

Plumbing
155
Heating Ventilationand AirConditioning
173
Electrical
197
Insulation
207
INDEX
328
eBookBack Cover
331
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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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