The ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME: A Complete Guide

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Crowood, Aug 1, 2012 - House & Home - 176 pages
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Reducing energy consumption and costs is an issue of ever-increasing importance, and European and national legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions is tightening up minimum energy standards for new buildings as well as those being extended or renovated. Energy-saving measures in the home will, therefore, become ever more cost-effective throughout our lifetimes. This book covers every aspect of the efficient consumption of energy in the home including the following and much more: the position of the dwelling, its method of construction and the materials used; energy rating and the legal framework; insulation and U-values; windows and doors; conservatories, sunrooms and loft conversions; heating and hot-water systems; lighting and making the best use of daylight; ventilation; renewable energy technologies; appliances, gadgets and housekeeping; the wider environmental issues including water economy and recycling. This non-technical book is fully revised and updated to take account of recent legislation and developments in energy efficient products and techniques.
 

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Contents

Title Page
Site and Built Form
Insulation and UValues
Windows and Doors
Conservatories Sunrooms and Loft Conversions
Heating and Hot Water
Lighting
Ventilation
Renewable Energy Technologies
Appliances and Housekeeping
EnergyEnvironment Rating and Legal Framework
Glossary
Useful Contacts Publications and Additional Information
Index
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