Keyword: green building

    Making Better Buildings

    Making Better Buildings

    A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

    From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods - entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is …

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    Energy-Wise Landscape Design

    Energy-Wise Landscape Design

    A New Approach for your Home and Garden

    Residential consumption represents nearly one quarter of North America's total energy use, and the average homeowner spends thousands of dollars a year on power bills. To help alleviate this problem, Energy-Wise Landscape Design presents hundreds of …

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    Green Restorations

    Green Restorations

    Sustainable Building and Historic Homes

    Some 40 percent of North Americans live in homes built prior to 1940, and when it comes time to remodel or restore our older homes, homeowners and contractors can find themselves lost in a morass of wildly divergent information and opinion. With …

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    Green Building Products

    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 …

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    Extreme Weather Hits Home

    Extreme Weather Hits Home

    Protecting Your Buildings from Climate Change

    We know how to prepare our homes for each seasonal change, but do we know how to prepare for climate change? Violent weather events like floods, tornadoes, ice storms and hurricanes only tell part of the story. Climate change is frequently more …

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    Reusing the Resource

    Reusing the Resource

    Adventures in Ecological Wastewater Recycling

    Water has been described as the 21st century oil. Water shortages, water quality and water rights are hot-button issues at the local, national and international levels. Climate change, population growth and contamination from industry, farms and …

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    Building With Awareness

    Building With Awareness

    The Construction of a Hybrid Home DVD and Guidebook

    Constructing a straw bale solar home requires the merging of solar design with alternative building techniques. Books are useful for accessing information on these topics quickly and easily, while videos are a great way to show actual building …

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    Your Green Home

    Your Green Home

    A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly, New Home

    More and more homeowners today want houses that are healthy to live in and cause minimal damage to the environment. That's what green building is all about.

    Your Green Home is written for homeowners planning a new home - whether you are working with …

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