The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options (Chelsea Green Guides for Homeowners)

By: Dan Chiras

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Shelter, like many other elements of human existence, comes at an extraordinary cost to our planet and its inhabitants. In the U.S. alone, construction of 1.2 million new homes a year results in a massive drain on Earth's natural resource base. Today, nearly 60 percent of all timber cut in the U.S. is used in building houses, not to mention construction wastes and the huge amounts of resources used in the day-to-day operation of the "modern" household. In addition to environmental costs, there are the personal economic costs--the thousands of dollars each homeowner spends each year to heat, cool, and power our homes.

Today, a new generation of architects and builders is emerging, intent on creating homes that meet human needs for shelter while causing only a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional housing. The New Ecological Home provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies that are either currently available or will be in the near future. Author Daniel Chiras provides a wealth of up-to-date, practical information for home buyers, owner-builders, and anyone interested in building for a sustainable future. Included are chapters on:

The Healthy House

Green Building Materials

Wood-Wise Construction

Energy Efficiency

Earth-Sheltered Architecture

Passive Solar Heating and Passive Cooling

Green Power: Electricity from the Sun and Wind

Water and Waste: Sustainable Approaches

Environmental Landscaping

Title: The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options (Chelsea Green Guides for Homeowners)

Author Name: Dan Chiras

Categories: Best Sellers,

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company: May 2004

ISBN Number: 1931498164

ISBN Number 13: 9781931498166

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New - New

Seller ID: 3631