Building Today's Green Home: Practical, Cost-Effective and Eco-Responsible Homebuilding

Building Today's Green Home: Practical, Cost-Effective and Eco-Responsible Homebuilding

by Art Smith

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Make Your Green Home a Reality!

Building the right-sized green home involves making eco-smart decisions. In Building Today's Green Home, you will learn:

   • How to choose the correct location of your building lot and what is the optimum placement of your house to take advantage of solar energy
   • How to design the right-sized home for your needs now and in the future
   • What are the best sustainable construction materials to use for building your home
   • About the newest insulation materials and techniques
   • What HVAC units are the most efficient and are the best at saving energy
   • How to grade the building lot for natural sustainability

The decisions you make today will have a huge impact on your future and the future of your children. And, building the right-sized energy-efficient home will free up investment capital for your retirement years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440307843
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 399,228
File size: 23 MB
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About the Author

Art Smith is the owner of Rocky Ridge Designs, a firm that designs residential housing. He holds a BS in Engineering from Auburn University and is accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council. His home designs incorporate timber-framing beauty with energy-saving designs and techniques.

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Building Today's Green Home: Practical, Cost-Effective and Eco-Responsible Homebuilding 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title of this book leads one to think that it is a broadly focused book about green building. However, the author instead focuses on what he frequently refers to as "last homes," houses that retired, empty-nesters might build. He also focuses on the climate and terrain of Georgia mountain country. There's nothing innately wrong with that focus, and the author certainly seems knowledgible about this niche, but for someone expecting a broader scope, the book was somewhat disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt that this book supplied answers based on long time research as well as practical on hand experience over an equally long period of time. The information seems to be based on knowledge rather than on guess work.
CMC-ML More than 1 year ago
Art Smith has done an amazing job explaining how to start building a green home and/or how to turn an existing home into a green home. This book is not only a "how to" but an explanation of the importance of doing so. Well written and easy to understand. Full of extremely timely information for us and future generations. It's the kind of book you wish everyone would read and take part in for the sake of our environment.