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Green construction is the building trend of the decade and being demanded by more and more home buyers in search of sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes.
High energy costs are increasing the demand for Green, Energy Efficient Building.
You’ll learn how to apply the most forward-thinking and proven methods of green construction to the homes you build or remodel. All contractors need to know this information and be able to offer it to their customers.
Green From The Ground Up has details for planning, material selection, energy efficiency and indoor air quality. It details every step in design and construction, from framing to finishes. This is a must-have reference for contractors who want to remain competitive and offer their customers the latest ideas for energy efficiency.
This book is filled with hundreds of clear full-color photos that illustrate every aspect of building green, including:
Even includes tips on reducing air leakage and sound transmission.
- roofs and attics
- doors and windows
- siding and decking
- solar energy
- interior finishes
- and more!
Green From The Ground Up is a thorough, informative, and up-to-date reference on green, sustainable and energy-efficient home construction. It clarifies definitions of "green" and "sustainable" and guides builders and architects through the process of new or remodel green construction, including issues of site, landscaping, durability, and energy-efficiency.
It starts with clear explanations of the concepts and fundamentals of green, healthy and energy-efficient construction and walks the reader through the entire construction process, injecting expert advice at every decision point.
Construction techniques, materials, and products are thoroughly explained, making the often vaguely understood concepts cleanly understandable.
The book gives builders and architects the tools to respond to growing requests from homeowners for green and energy-efficient houses, whether new or remodeled. Homeowners can use the book to understand the concepts, process, and options, whether they're doing it themselves or working with a professional.
“A refreshing and comprehensive step-by-step course in green building, packed with both solid building science and common sense solutions.”
–Helen English, executive director of Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
“Green From the Ground Up overflows with details and practical content that is hard to find anywhere else…an essential resource for any building professional that will be a valuable reference tool for years to come.”
–Brian Gitt, CEO of Build It Green
“Within 5 to 10 years, all contractors will need to know how to execute a green remodel. From framing and foundations to plumbing and interior finishes, Green From the Ground Up puts that information in our hands.”
–Dan Taddei, director of education, National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Features: Hundreds of Clear Full-Color Photos
By: David Johnson and Scott Gibson
Published by: Taunton
330 Pages, 6-3/4 x 9-1/2
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