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Paperback – 288 pages
5.5 Inches × 8.5 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 403 Grams
BISAC: HOUSE & HOME / General
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865717251
Pub. Date: 2012-11-01

About the Authors

Jennifer Amann

Jennifer Amann is a Senior Associate in the Buildings and Equipment Program at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Her current work includes promoting improved commercial building performance, valuing the energy and non-energy benefits of whole house retrofits, analyzing the impacts of stronger appliance efficiency standards, and exploring new targets for market transformation efforts.

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Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and Executive Editor of Environmental Building News, the premier green building industry resource. A widely acknowledged green building expert for over 30 years, he has authored countless articles and several books including Green Building Products and The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings.

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Katie Ackerly

Katie Ackerly conducts research at the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley, while completing advanced degrees in building science and architectural design. Previously at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, she has written several papers related to the interface of green technologies and human behavior.

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Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings - 10th Edition

Save Money, Save the Earth

by Jennifer Amann, Alex Wilson & Katie Ackerly



Increasing the energy efficiency of your home can save you money, help the environment, and enhance your comfort, but how do you decide which improvements are the most beneficial and cost-effective? Completely revised to incorporate the latest developments in green technology, The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings is the definitive resource for consumers who want to better their home's performance while reducing their energy bills.

Well-organized and highly readable, The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings begins with an overview of the relationships between energy use, economics and the environment. Updated and expanded chapters focus on specific aspects of any home, such as heating and cooling, ventilation, electronics, lighting, cooking and laundry, and provide helpful explanations for each, including:

  • Energy use characteristics
  • Comparisons between available technologies
  • Cost-effective repair and replacement options
  • Step-by-step guidance for finding the right equipment.

This comprehensive resource is packed with tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why to invest in new purchases, as well as a reminder to check local government and utilities for purchase or retrofit grants or incentives. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact.

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