Green Home Improvement

Green Home Improvement

65 Projects That Will Cut Utility Bills, Protect your Health, Help the Environment

Book - 2008
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In a tight economy, this book offers clear financial benefits: Helps homeowners immediately cut their utility bills. Fits with the trend toward smaller home improvements most of the projects require only a modest investment. Gives readers an edge when they sell their homes buyers are especially looking for energy-efficiency, but they're also tuned into green health and environmental concerns.

The books projects range from quick, easy, low- or no-cost tasks like insulating a water heater, sealing foundation cracks, or painting with insulating paint to bigger-ticket items such as installing a new energy-efficient heating system, windows, or green flooring.

For each project, readers will learn: the steps required; material and installation options; what the improvement will cost; payback in savings on utility bills; health, comfort, and environmental benefits.

More than 65 Go Green tips highlighted throughout the book give readers ideas for quick, easy, and often low- or no-cost things they can do, right away, to make their homes and lifestyles greener.

Projects include: Green flooring & paint options Environmentally friendly cabinetry & countertops Whole-house insulation & weather-stripping High-efficiency heating & cooling Water conservation Efficient lighting, appliances & plumbing fixtures including Energy Star and WaterSense models Solar electric and water heating systems Eco-friendly roofing & siding Energy-efficient windows, doors & skylights Green materials for patios, walkways & driveways Landscaping & irrigation for water conservation and energy.

Publisher: Kingston, MA : RSMeans/Reed Construction Data, c2008
ISBN: 9780876290934
Branch Call Number: 643.7 CHI
Characteristics: xviii, 302 p. : col. ill. col. maps ; 28 cm


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JCLHelenH Nov 15, 2016

Thinking about going solar? Wait! Chiras walks through all the projects that should come first, so that you purchase the most appropriate system.

Want to know how to make your home more energy efficient? You will find the answers in this book.

Apr 08, 2014

This is not a "How To" book, it is a "What To" book. What do you do if you want to make your house more energy efficient, or to save money.

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