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Title:
Green home improvement : 65 projects that will cut utility bills, protect your health, help the environment
Author:
Chiras, Daniel D.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Kingston, MA : RSMeans, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
xviii, 302 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part I. Green home improvement projects : Green flooring, walls, countertops & cabinets : Cork flooring ; Bamboo flooring ; Reclaimed wood flooring ; All-natural linoleum flooring ; Laminate flooring ; Recycled-content tile ; Recycled-content carpet ; All-natural wool carpet ; Healthy paints, stains & finishes ; Green cabinetry -- Heating & cooling your home efficiently : Home energy audit ; Caulking & weather stripping ; Insulating your home ; Insulate while you paint ; Programmable thermostat ; Insulated shades & curtains ; Solar hot-air collector ; Energy-efficient furnace ; Energy-efficient boiler ; Heat pump & solar hot water ; Wood stove ; Pellet stove ; Fireplace insert ; Radiant barrier ; High-efficiency cooling systems ; Ceiling & solar attic fans ; Whole house fan ; Radon test & mitigation ; Energy-recovery ventilator -- Conserving water : Flushing your water heater ; Water heater blanket & pipe insulation ; Adjusting water heater temperature ; Water heater anode rod replacement ; Tankless water heater ; Solar hot-water systems ; Faucet aerators ; Water-efficient showerheads ; Water-efficient toilets -- Cutting electrical usage : Eliminating phantom loads ; Energy-efficient lighting ; Energy-efficient appliances & electronics ; Solar electricity ; Purchasing green power ; Timers & motion sensor light switches -- Green roofs, siding, doors & windows : Tubular skylights ; Environmentally friendly roofing ; Fiber-cement siding ; Repairing broken windows ; Storm windows ; Energy-efficient windows ; Storm doors ; Door sweeps ; Gutters & downspouts ; Grading & drainage -- Green paving, landscaping & pools : Green patios, walkways & driveways ; Composite decks & porches ; Recycled plastic / composite fencing ; Outdoor solar lighting ; Composting ; Infiltration ; basins for trees & shrubs ; Rainwater collection barrels ; Energy-efficient landscaping ; Drip irrigation system ; Rain & soil moisture sensors ; Solar pool heater & cover -- Part II. Building a new green home -- Part III. Appendix : Safety tips ; Glossary ; Resource guide.
ISBN:
9780876290934
Format :
Book