What does a qgreenq home look like? What are its characteristics, and how can you ensure that you meet the highest green standards within a given budget? The answers to these questions and more are found in The Green Home, a book dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction. This highly practical resource explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself. Coverage ranges from air sealing measures and energy efficient practices to water conservation and the usage of natural materials, with a special focus on complying with zoning ordinances and building codes. With thorough explanations of the many benefits of green building, this is the perfect qnuts and boltsq guide to environmentally-sound homes.Other lifestyle choicesthat adverselyaffect our indoor airqualityare things like cleanliness, food preparation, and pet maintenance. Equipment Maintenance A maintenance schedule for all mechanical systems in the house is essential. Knowinganbsp;...
|Title||:||The Green Home: A Decision-Making Guide for Owners and Builders|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2009-09-24|