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Good Green Homes

by Jennifer Roberts (Author)



Editorial Reviews

Review
Good green homes can be any color, and are more mainstream by the minute. Robert
teaches the reader all about sustainable building for a healthier planet via
tours of real-world living spaces. A good glossary is included. (Judy Walker New
Orleans Times-Picayune )

Good green homes can be any color, and are more mainstream by the minute. Robert
teaches the reader all about sustainable building for a healthier planet via
tours of real-world living spaces. A good glossary is included. (Judy Walker New
Orleans Times-Picayune )

With photograph after photograph of I-wanna-live-there domiciles to lust after,
Good Green Homes is loaded with inspiration. But it's also a solid reference
guide as well, complete with a glossary of terms (impress your friends by
throwing around terms like "hydronic radiant-floor heating system") and a list
of published and Web resources. (Liz Stevens Fort Worth Star-Telegram )

With photograph after photograph of I-wanna-live-there domiciles to lust after,
Good Green Homes is loaded with inspiration. But it's also a solid reference
guide as well, complete with a glossary of terms (impress your friends by
throwing around terms like "hydronic radiant-floor heating system") and a list
of published and Web resources. (Liz Stevens Fort Worth Star-Telegram )

Product Description

Green. It conjures images of a meadow in spring for some, and the color of money
for others. What does "green" have to do with our homes? In essence, green
building-or sustainable building-means being smart about how we use energy,
water, and building materials so that we can live well without needlessly
damaging the environment. Creating a good green home isn't just about
conservation, about using less or saving more-although that's certainly part of
it. It's about creating better homes that are easier on the environment, less
expensive over the long term, and more delightful to come home to. That's the
message Jennifer Roberts wants to share in Good Green Homes, the ultimate new
guide for people who want to live in comfortable, healthy, environmentally
conscious homes.

With some simple steps outlined in this book, you can save money, and do your
part to help save the environment. For instance, using an energy-efficient light
bulb saves you money. It also results in less demand for electricity, which in
turn results in less pollution from power plants, which may help a child with
asthma breathe a little easier.

If you associate green-built housing with the unconventional or the quirky-tree
houses, geodesic domes, dwellings constructed of tires or soda bottles-think
again. Perfect for homeowners, remodelers, renters (who might be surprised by
how much is within their power to change), architects, builders, and interior
designers, this book lays out seven fundamental principles of green building,
illustrated with more than 150 color and 20 black and white photographs of more
than twenty-five homes.

Jennifer Roberts launched two retail stores in San Francisco specializing in
environmentally sensible consumer products, including household goods; and is a
freelance writer and editor on topics that include energy-efficient building
design and systems.

Product Details

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher; 1 edition (September 29, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1586851799

 

 

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