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Freed, Eric Corey

Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies

Freed, Eric Corey - Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies, ebook

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Want to build responsibly, reduce waste, and help preserve the environment? Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies is your friendly, step-by-step guide to every facet of this Earth-friendly method of construction. Building a home—even a green home—uses plenty of resources and energy. This practical, hands-on book shows you how to build or remodel conscientiously, whether your dream home is a simple remodel or a brand-new multimillion-dollar mansion.

You’ll start by identifying green materials and sizing up potential systems and construction sites. You’ll weigh the pros and cons of popular green building methods and identify opportunities for saving money in the long run. Need to find some green professionals to assist you in your venture? We’ll help you do that, too. This book will also help you discover how to:

  • Understand the lifecycle of building materials

  • Choose the right system for your green building project

  • Put together a green team

  • Work within your budget

  • Use green building methods and sustainable systems

  • Speed construction and reduce energy use and waste

  • Refinish old fixtures and materials

  • Beware of asbestos and lead-paint hazards

  • Avoid costly mistakes

Complete with lists of ten green things to do on every project and ten things you can do right now in your home in order to go green, Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies is your one-stop guide to planning and building the home you’ve always wanted.

Keywords: LEED, green building, sustainable design, sustainable architecture, green building design, sustainable building design, sustainability, sustainable living,  

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2008
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
384 pages
Category
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118051863
Printed ISBN
9780470175590

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