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Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House

by Carol Venolia (Author), Kelly Lerner (Author)

Product Description

To have a home that’s more in touch with the earth, you don’t have to start from
the ground up! It’s possible—and more environmentally friendly—to go green by
renovating an existing home. With the help of Carol Venolia, an award-winning
architect and bestselling author, and Kelly Lerner, a world-famous innovator in
the field of sustainable development, even the least mechanically inclined
person can make a difference in his or her dwelling…and to the planet. The two
have produced a remarkable book—packed with information and photos, and the
first ever in full color to cover the subject. It’s lush and exquisite to look
at, filled with motivational case studies and informative graphics, and
completely user-friendly.

“Some of us would like to become more Earth-Friendly, but we don’t have 10,00
acres in Montana or the passive solar ATM machine to get us the cash to buy the
above. Breathe! Center! There is help. Groundbreaking architects, Kelly Lerner
and Carol Venolia have just completed a book (to help you). There are plenty of
checklists and resource guides to go with all the glossy photos.” -- Kevin
Taylor, The Pacific Northwest Inlander

“You don't have to build a new home to have a green home. The book builds on the
construction wisdom our forebears used to design homes that capitalized on
nature's light, warmth, coolness and other benefits. Venolia and Lerner cover
everything from simple changes to complex systems that make a home more
ecologically sensitive, comfortable and livable. The book is dense with ideas
and information for homeowners considering renovations.” --Akron Beacon Journal

Kelly Lerner is an innovative architect who spearheaded a project responsible
for building more than 600 passive-solar-heated straw-bale houses in China. Her
designs have been featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine, Metropolis
Magazine, The Straw Bale House, and Green by Design.

Carol Venolia specializes in the field of eco-healthy building. Her first book,
Healing Environments, has enjoyed international success, and her home designs
have been featured in The Natural House Catalog, Earth to Spirit, The Healthy
House, and Environ magazine. Carol currently writes the "Design for Life" column
for Natural Home & Garden magazine.

From the Publisher
We're pleased to announce that Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green-House has
been selected as a finalist for the 2007 Nautilus Book Awards .
The Nautilus Book Award is given for distinguished literary contributions. It
recognizes authors and books that contribute to our society's awareness and
well-being, and which embrace spiritual and ecological values such as
compassion, sustainability, simplicity, and global peace.

Product Details

Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Lark Books (June 28, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1579906540



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