Green Home Building

--- Ann V. Edminster, M.Arch., LEED AP, author, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet This book should be required reading for every architect, builder, and homeowner.

Green Home Building

Author: Miki Cook

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925733

Page: 432

View: 684

A comprehensive guide to building green on any budget. According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium" products, finishes, and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home projects end up over budget or fail to achieve their environmental and performance goals. Green Home Building explodes the myth that green homes have to cost more. Using proven methods based on applied building science, the authors show how to: Lower base construction costs to provide funding for high performance upgrades Achieve a net-zero energy home, including "zero-ing" water, waste, carbon, and associated costs within fifteen years Live affordably into the future, despite anticipated rising costs for fuel, water, materials, taxes, and health care This comprehensive guide to building green on any budget defines the strategies that maximize the return on green investments. Written for anyone who has ever been swayed by the argument that the price tag limits how green a home can be, Green Home Building is a must-read for builders, contractors, architects, designers, and homeowners. Miki Cook is a green building and sustainability consultant who has dedicated her career to educating contractors and the public on the strategies, methods, and benefits of green homes. Doug Garrett has trained thousands of homebuilders, architects, and sub-contractors to build energy-efficient homes using applied building science to improve comfort, durability, and healthfulness while meeting or exceeding the energy code.

How to build houses and save the countryside

Since the earlier report, 48 local nature reserves had been created in the Green
Belt. When one considers the pressure that Green Belt land is under, it is
remarkable that so much of it is of such a high quality. Read the Green Belt's
critics and ...

How to build houses and save the countryside

Author: Spiers, Shaun

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447346653

Page: 136

View: 901

England has a housing crisis. We need to build many more new homes to house our growing population, but house building is controversial, particularly when it involves the loss of countryside. Addressing both sides of this critical debate, Shaun Spiers argues that to drive house building on the scale needed, government must strike a contract with civil society: in return for public support and acceptance of the loss of some countryside, it must guarantee high quality, affordable developments, in the right locations. Simply imposing development, as recent governments of all political persuasions have attempted, will not work. Focusing on house building and conservation politics in England, Spiers uses his considerable experience and extensive research to demonstrate why the current model doesn’t work, and why there needs to be both planning reform and a more active role for the state, including local government.

50 Ways to Help Save the Earth

building and renovating. The U.S. Green Building Council (http://
has many resources, including LEED standards and renovation suggestions. (
Choose the top LEED standards in order to be truly eco-friendly.) The Eco-Justice

50 Ways to Help Save the Earth

Author: Rebecca Barnes-Davies

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 1611640512

Page: 130

View: 912

This guide outlines fifty ways in which you, your congregation, and your local community can help fight global warming and enjoy participation in a vital part of Christian discipleship. 50 Ways to Help Save the Earth makes a clear connection, in a practical and unintimidating way, between stewardship of the earth and living one's faith. This easy-to-follow book consists of seven chapters on topics related to global climate change: "Water," "Energy," "Transportation," "Food and Agriculture," "People," "Other Species," and "Wilderness and Land." Each chapter begins with a statement on how the content relates to global warming, followed by seven action items ranging from individual efforts to activities that encourage the involvement of the congregational and wider communities.

How to Design and Build a Green Office Building

Regardless of your occupation or business, you will nd information on how to
integrate green building practices into your new or existing oce building. Learn
how building green can help you save money, improve employee productivity, ...

How to Design and Build a Green Office Building

Author: Jackie Bondanza

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601382413

Page: 336

View: 196

In this book, you will learn how to protect the building occupants' health, improve employee productivity, use resources more efficiently, reduce your impact on the environment, select a site for a new building, protect and maintain the current landscape, use recycled content and natural lighting, install high-efficiency lighting systems, select heating and cooling systems and materials, and use dimensional planning and material efficiency strategies. You will also learn everything you need to know about water savings, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly building materials, indoor environmental quality, building shape and orientation, alternative energy sources, dual plumbing, green building guidelines, gray water systems, water-conserving fixtures, the costs and financial benefits of building green, foundations, floors, and roofing.

Green Building and Remodeling For Dummies Mini Edition

Green building encourages the use of durable and unfinished materials to save
on the costs and effort of maintaining your home. From the expense of painting
and staining, to the effort of changing light bulbs, you can save a lot by going
green ...

Green Building and Remodeling For Dummies  Mini Edition

Author: Eric Corey Freed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118042549

Page: 64

View: 222

Your hands-on, practical guide to the materials and construction methods of green building Want to build responsibly and help preserve the environment? This friendly, step-by-step guide introduces you to key facets of green building and remodeling, from looking at long-term costs to working with green professionals to reducing energy and water use. Open the book and find: The benefits of going green Green material substitutions Where to locate green professionals Ten green things you can do in your home today

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Some of the more important reasons for owners and developers to consider
green building design and construction are the following: l Green buildings are
generally energy-efficient, which means that they will save on operating costs
over ...

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Author: Sam Kubba

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0123851297

Page: 832

View: 137

Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Develop a project schedule that allows for systems testing and commissioning Create contract plans and specifications to ensure building performance A step-by-step approach for integrating technologies into the different stages of design and execution

Environmental Science

These steps are not only cheaper for utilities , they save customers money . In
general , efficiency measures are two to ... Many cities and states have green
building programs that promote energy efficiency . By meeting certain criteria ,
home ...

Environmental Science

Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763708603

Page: 642

View: 270

Completely updated, the seventh edition of 'Environmental Science' enlightens students on the fundamental causes of the current environmental crisis and offers ideas on how we, as a global community, can create a sustainable future.

Build Your Own Green PC

By comparing the cost of building the green PC to different mail-order dealers,
you can see that building your own green PC can save you as much money as
buying from the least expensive mail-order dealer. Compared to a higher-priced

Build Your Own Green PC

Author: Wally Wang

Publisher: Windcrest

ISBN: 9780070681569

Page: 205

View: 429

Provides advice on selecting the least environmentally unfriendly computer components, assembling a system, software, and other topics

75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference

OPPORTUNITY 11 Green Schools and Teachers The Market Need Teaching
kids to work and live in a green world The ... In 2006 the USGBC estimated that a
school can save $100,000 done to build greener school build- per year on its
utility ...

75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference

Author: Glenn Croston

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080352

Page: 328

View: 674

With environmental concerns a top issue for consumers everywhere, the green market is the next big boom industry for entrepreneurs looking to make money—and make a difference. Discover 75 green startup ideas in multiple industries, including eco-tourism, small wind power, green schools, water conservation landscaping, green investment consulting and more. For each business, Croston shows you the market, product to be delivered, resources needed, major hurdles ahead, competitors and strategies for success.

Big Green Purse

Whether renovating or building new, make your home more earthfriendly right
from the start. • Simplify. ... Build and decorate based on sustainable U.S. Green
Building Council principles that save energy and water and conserve materials.

Big Green Purse

Author: Diane McEachern

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630095

Page: 432

View: 426

Read Diane McEachern's posts on the Penguin Blog. Protecting our environment is one of the biggest issues facing our planet today. But how do we solve a problem that can seem overwhelming-even hopeless? As Diane MacEachern argues in Big Green Purse, the best way to fight the industries that pollute the planet, thereby changing the marketplace forever, is to mobilize the most powerful consumer force in the world-women. MacEachern's message is simple but revolutionary. If women harness the "power of their purse" and intentionally shift their spending money to commodities that have the greatest environmental benefit, they can create a cleaner, greener world. Spirited and informative, this book: - targets twenty commodities-cars, cosmetics, coffee, food, paper products, appliances, cleansers, and more-where women's dollars can make a dramatic difference; - provides easy-to-follow guidelines and lists so women can choose the greenest option regardless of what they're buying, along with recommended companies they should support; - encourages women to spend wisely by explaining what's worth the premium price some green products cost, what's not, and when they shouldn't spend money at all; and - differentiates between products that are actually "green" and those that are simply marketed as "ecofriendly." Whether readers want to start with small changes or are ready to devote the majority of their budget to green products, MacEachern offers concrete and immediate ways that women can take action and make a difference. Empowering and enlightening, Big Green Purse will become the "green shopping bible" for women everywhere who are asking, "What can I do?"

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle Third Edition

The books on green living that I've written or edited are: Build Your Own Electric
Vehicle by Seth Leitman and Bob Brant, ... lighting changeouts, or whatever they
are working on, Go Green, Save Green, and Learn to Love Green Living (saving

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle  Third Edition

Author: Seth Leitman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071770577

Page: 352

View: 979

BUILD, CONVERT, OR BUY A STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRIC VEHICLE Thoroughly revised and expanded, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for converting an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or building an EV from the ground up. You'll also find out about the wide variety of EVs available for purchase and how they're being built. This new edition details all the latest breakthroughs, including AC propulsion and regenerative braking systems, intelligent controllers, batteries, and charging technologies. Filled with updated photos, this cutting-edge resource fully describes each component--motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis--and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble all the parts. Exclusive web content features current supplier and dealer lists. Custom-built for environmentalists, engineers, students, hobbyists, and mechanics, this hands-on guide puts you in the fast lane toward a cost-effective, reliable green machine. Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, covers: Environmental impact and energy savings The best EV for you--purchase trade-offs, conversion trade-offs, and conversion costs Chassis and design Different types of electric motors and controllers Lithium EV batteries Chargers and electrical systems EV builds and conversions Licensing and insuring your EV Driving and maintenance List of manufacturers and dealers regularly updated on website


Additionally, by framing houses with steel instead of wood, green builders save
millions of trees every year. Beyond steel, other materials such as adobe, straw
bales, or “rammed earth” can make for some of the most energy-efficient and ...


Author: E Magazine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440641552

Page: 320

View: 795

From the authors of the leading environmental handbook Green Living, the best of E's nationally syndicated Q&A column, EarthTalk Knowledge of environmental issues and sustainability is increasingly important as industrialization and climate change continue to wreak havoc on our ecosystems and our psyche. As temperatures rise—and icecaps shrink and storms lash our coastal areas into oblivion—being smart about carbon footprints, waste streams and consumer choices becomes increasingly important for all of us. That’s where EarthTalk comes in. EarthTalk gathers together the best of readers' questions on the environment and the best ways to live green and answers in a quick and easy guide for the average Joe (or Jane). Searching by subject or looking up questions in the index, readers can learn everything from the difference between wild and farmed salmon to the pros and cons of nuclear power. EarthTalk provides the essential tools and tips to living in harmony with the planet.

The Green Self build Book

Why self - build , and why build green ? How We Can Save the Planet by Mayer
Hillman , Penguin Books , explains the issues of climate change very clearly ,
provides a context for sustainable housing and argues that carbon - rationing is ...

The Green Self build Book

Author: Jon Broome

Publisher: Sustainable Building


Page: 288

View: 944

A highly illustrated, practical handbook on eco-friendly building for homeowners. Whether you want a turf roof, solar-powered hot water, a straw bale home, or a super-insulated (and cost-efficient) house, you need to know the essential elements of the process. In The Green Self-Build Book, Jon Broome gives an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques for non-professionals. The Green Self-Build Book gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green building process. It is intended for anyone who is planning a do-it-yourself project, and for housing professionals, students, and teachers.

50 Ways to Save the Ocean

22. Maintain an Ocean-Friendly Driveway or Green Roof Create surfaces that
help rainwater soak back into the earth and reduce pollution. ... One way to
reduce this runoff is to build a more permeable driveway for your home. Another
way is to ...

50 Ways to Save the Ocean

Author: David Helvarg

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577317036

Page: 208

View: 759

The oceans, and the challenges they face, are so vast that it’s easy to feel powerless to protect them. 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, written by veteran environmental journalist David Helvarg, focuses on practical, easily-implemented actions everyone can take to protect and conserve this vital resource. Well-researched, personal, and sometimes whimsical, the book addresses daily choices that affect the ocean's health: what fish should and should not be eaten; how and where to vacation; storm drains and driveway run-off; protecting local water tables; proper diving, surfing, and tide pool etiquette; and supporting local marine education. Helvarg also looks at what can be done to stir the waters of seemingly daunting issues such as toxic pollutant runoff; protecting wetlands and sanctuaries; keeping oil rigs off shore; saving reef environments; and replenishing fish reserves.

Live Green Calgary

Local Programs, Products & Services to Green Your Life and Save You Money
TEAM Home Building and Renovation The single biggest energy users in our
personal ...

Live Green  Calgary

Author: Lauren Maris

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781897522578

Page: 112

View: 384

When it comes to living greener, our primary resource is knowledge. The purpose of this book is to boil down the information that is out there into one complete package of environmentally sensitive products, services and programs available to Calgarians. Live Green, Calgary! gives you precise, applicable information that will save you time. And there are money-saving tips, too! Live Green, Calgary! puts local green programs, products and services at your fingertips so you can live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. As always, greener choices help ensure that we will have an abundance of clean and healthy resources for a long time to come. Live Green, Calgary! highlights the free services, programs and rebates available so Calgarians can save money while getting greener. Live Green, Calgary! saves you time by giving you the information you need to green your life in Calgary, all in one place and relevant to your family. Lauren Maris has done the legwork for you . . . all you need to do is start exercising your options!

Green Your Place in the New Energy Revolution

And please consider, as you remodel or build your home or office, renovating
and retrofitting green. Energy Star appliances, passive solar water heating
systems, improved insulation and weatherstripping on doors and windows will
save ...

Green  Your Place in the New Energy Revolution

Author: Jane Hoffman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230613195

Page: 272

View: 881

Green will illustrate and shed new light on the gamut of issues associated with renewable energy, a topic whose importance increases exponentially with every temperature record-setting year. Jane and Michael Hoffman use their years of experience to explain the technological and economic future of this ecologically significant issue. They incisively explain its politics: what countries are doing right now and, most importantly, what the U.S. should be doing. Green will cut through the hype and polemics surrounding ecologically friendly technologies and present the unvarnished truth. It will guide the reader through the misinformation and confusion over global warming, and demonstrate the degree to which renewable energy can be part of the solution.

Build Your Own Computer Accessories and Save a Bundle

Short wire Red 5 í Red 5 T sho 11 Shy Green RS - 232 RS - 423 Mac male 9 - pin
connector Short wire I Green ( Short wire 77 male 25 - pin 8 T Blue Blue - 2
connector Mac to DTE device Note : The only difference between the top and
bottom ...

Build Your Own Computer Accessories and Save a Bundle

Author: Bonnie J. Hargrave

Publisher: Tab Books

ISBN: 9780830638659

Page: 362

View: 895

Includes 27 low-cost, do-it-yourself alternatives to commercial computer networking equipment. Readers are introduced to the basic electronics tools and techniques employed throughout the book, including how to use circuit diagrams and schematics, soldering irons, cable strippers, and more. Provides clear, illustrated instructions for building and installing port and cable testers, and more.

Green General Contractor

Most green general contractors are also active in environmentalism and work to
educate the public about better ways to build. Dana Kose became interested in
green building when she was invited to bid on a government project. She was
asked to provide her ... “They also save money on utilities.” Green builders
consider ...

Green General Contractor

Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1610800257

Page: 32

View: 822

Today, many general contractors specialize in environmentally-friendly construction methods. “Green†buildings use less energy and are often made with recycled materials. Readers will learn about the people who specialize in this type of construction and how they can prepare for a career in this cutting edge field.

Green Building Through Integrated Design GreenSource Books

I started this book with one important question in mind: how can building teams
design, build, and operate commercial and institutional projects that are “truly
green”? In particular, how can we deliver buildings that will save at least 50
percent ...

Green Building Through Integrated Design  GreenSource Books

Author: Jerry Yudelson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071546027

Page: 256

View: 269

Market: architects; engineers; project managers; general contractors; cost estimators; property and real estate managers; facility managers; property developers International appeal: includes 25 project profiles from the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, China, and India Thirty key players share their experiences and lessons learned from working on green building projects

Summary Green to Gold

Similarly, lots of companies now design and build green buildings which are
highly energy efficient and often carbonneutral. Not only does this save money
throughout the life of the building but it also sends a clear signal about corporate

Summary  Green to Gold

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2806246288

Page: 10

View: 956

The must-read summary of Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston's book: "Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage". This complete summary of the ideas from Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston's book "Green to Gold" shows how the environment is no longer a fringe interest - it has now moved to center stage in terms of developing and executing a solid, sustainable business strategy. In their book, the authors explain how environmentalism is now an essential element of business strategy and companies are not acting because they are forced by law, but because there is actual potential to monetise society's interest in eco-friendly products and companies. This summary will teach you how to build a profitable and stronger business by helping to create a healthier planet. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Green to Gold" and discover how you can make your company greener and make bigger profits at the same time.