Lyle Estill has been on the vanguard of social change for the past decade, which has placed him at the heart of the sustainability movement. Lyle is a prolific speaker and writer, and the author of Industrial Evolution, Small is Possible, Biodiesel Power and now the editor of Small Stories, Big Changes. Unflinchingly honest and compulsively readable Small Stories, Big Changes provides an intimate look at the personal experience of being a pioneer in the sustainability movement, laying bare the emotional, spiritual and financial impact of a life lived in the service of change. Activist, farmer, publisher, philosopher or entrepreneur; each writer has a unique personal tale to tell.
– 352 pages
8.5 Inches × 11 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 940 Grams
BISAC: HOUSE & HOME / Equipment, Appliances & Supplies
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2008-03-01
Green Building Products
The GreenSpec® Guide to Residential Building Materials -- 3rd Edition
edited by Alex Wilson
with Mark Piepkorn
foreword by Sarah Susanka
Interest in sustainable, green building practices is greater than ever. Whether concerned about allergies, energy costs, old-growth forests, or durability and long-term value, homeowners and builders are looking for ways to ensure that their homes are healthy, safe, beautiful and efficient.
In these pages are descriptions and manufacturer contact information for more than 1,400 environmentally preferable products and materials. All phases of residential construction, from sitework to flooring to renewable energy, are covered. Products are grouped by function, and each chapter begins with a discussion of key environmental considerations, and what to look for in a green product. Over 40% revised, this updated edition includes over 120 new products. Categories of products include:
- Sitework and landscaping
- Outdoor structures
- Foundations, footers and slabs
- Structural systems and components
- Exterior finish and trim
- Doors and windows
- Flooring and floor coverings
- Interior finish and trim
- Caulks and adhesives
- Paints and coatings
- Mechanical systems/HVAC
- Plumbing, electrical and lighting
- Furniture and furnishings
- Renewable energy
- Distributors and retailers
An index of products and manufacturers makes for easy navigation. There is no more comprehensive resource for both the engaged homeowner and those who design and build homes.
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