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Green Remodeling : Changing the World One Room at a Time - David R. Johnston

Green Remodeling

Changing the World One Room at a Time

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Whether because of changing lifestyles or simply because houses are becoming outdated, millions of North Americans are renovating their homes every year, spending more money annually on renovation than on new-home construction. But renovations can be fraught with unintended consequences like indoor air pollution. How do you remodel in a healthy, environmentally friendly way?

"Green Remodeling" is a comprehensive guide. It first points out the advantages of remodeling. Buildings are responsible for 40% of worldwide energy flow and material use; so how you remodel can make a difference. Upgrading furnaces, cabinets and toilets means less fossil fuel pollution, reduced resource depletion and fewer health risks. Green remodeling is more energy-efficient, more resource-conserving, healthier for occupants and creates buildings that are more affordable to build, operate and maintain.

The book then discusses simple green renovation solutions for homeowners, focusing on key aspects of the building, including foundations, framing, plumbing, windows, heating and finishes. Room by room, it outlines the intricate connections that make the house work as a system. For example, how new windows may affect the structure and mechanical systems of the rooms below, the health of the family and the future of old-growth forests. Then, in an easy-to-read format complete with checklists, personal stories, expert insights and an extensive resource list, it covers easy ways to save energy, conserve natural resources and protect the health of loved ones. Addressing all climates, this is a perfect resource for conventional homeowners, as well as for architects and remodeling contractors.

David Johnston was named one of the top 50 remodelers in the U.S. in 1990. He developed the first green remodeling program in the U.S. and is creating a national green certification program for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Kim Master is a green building consultant. Both are from Boulder, Colorado.

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"...a must-have book for anyone about to build a new home or remodel." -- Vancouver Sun, Saturday December 4th, 2004.

The Story of 'My Remodelling Project'
Affordable Green Dream
Working with Building Professionals
Building Science Basics: The physics you never wanted to know in high school
Changing the World...
One Room at a Time
Job Site and Landscaping
Structural Framing
Exterior Finish
Solar Energy
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Water Heating.
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ISBN: 9780865714984
ISBN-10: 0865714983
Series: Women Writers of the Islamic World Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 19.1  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.74