The Green Home: A Decision-Making Guide for Owners and Builders, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1305380428
  • ISBN-13: 9781305380424
  • DDC: 728.047
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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What does a "green" 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 ebook 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 "nuts and bolts" guide to environmentally-sound homes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Brief Contents.
About the International Code Council.
1: Green Homebuilding and Sustainable Design.
2: Green Home Site Selection.
3: Green Homes, Sustainable Design, and the Building Code.
4: Resource Efficient Design and Material Usage.
5: Building Material Choices.
6: Indoor Air Quality.
7: Energy Conservation and Efficiency.
8: Lighting and Appliances.
9: Waste Management.
10: Water Efficiency.
11: Renewable Energy.
12: Owning and Maintaining a Green Home.