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Your Green Home: A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home

by Alex Wilson

Product Description

More and more homeowners today want houses that are healthy to live in and cause
minimal damage to the environment. That's what green building is all about.
Your Green Home is written for homeowners planning a new home-whether you are
working with an architect or builder, or serving as your own general contractor.
Intended to improve the overall environmental performance of new houses being
built, the book sets out to answer some of the big-picture questions relating to
having a home designed and built-and getting what you want.

Your Green Home covers:
Home location and its relationship to the community
Site design
Construction systems
Building design to optimize energy performance
Renewable energy systems
Material selection
Indoor environmental quality
Water efficiency
Material selection

Written by the founder of BuildingGreen-North America's premier green building
authority-this book will prove useful not only to future homeowners, but also to
designers and builders seeking to meet this demand. Building professionals
well-versed in green building may find this a useful book to give to potential
clients to convey the scope and principles of green building.

Alex Wilson is president of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of
Environmental Building News, the oldest and most respected publication serving
North America's green building industry. A green building expert since the
1970s, he has authored countless articles on the topic and several books,
including Green Building Products, the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings,
and Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate.

About the Author
Alex Wilson is president of BuildingGreen, Inc. and serves as executive editor
of Environmental Building News, a monthly newsletter on environmentally
responsible building design and construction, and as coeditor of the GreenSpec
product directory.

Product Details

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (June 1, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865715556



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