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The Greened House Effect: Renovating Your Home with a Deep Energy Retrofit

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781603584500
Author(s): Jeff Wilson
Format: Paperback
Year: 2013
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Dimensions: 179 x 253 x 16 (w x l x h)
Pages: 261

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With greater public awareness of the need for energy independence, the issue of how we can make our existing homes more resource efficient is becoming ever more critical. Residential buildings make up a large fraction of our energy needs, largely due to heating and air-conditioning. So it's no longer enough to simply do the small stuff, like switching to compact fluorescent bulbs, or turning down the thermostat at night. In The Greened-House Effect, author Jeff Wilson brings his twenty-five years of construction experience and knowledge of home building to bear on making our current houses cleaner, greener, and healthier. Think of a deep-energy retrofit (DER) as a 'home makeover' - one that represents a significant investment, but that saves money from the get-go by capturing the energy you 'drop on the ground' every month, every year, through inefficiency, poor design, or simply living in a typical older home. Using his own family's DER of their 1942 home as a prime example, Wilson weaves a readable narrative at a practical, hammer-and-nail level. He presents the solutions to our building and energy problems, making them seem possible for average homeowners and small contractors by offering the right set of information, skills, and materials. More technical information is presented in sidebars and graphs, and numerous color photos illustrate the process, including: Testing Please click here to ask a question
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