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This Week's Book:

Your Green Home

Your Green Home: A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home
by Alex Wilson

Your Green Home takes the mystery out of building or renovating a home so that it becomes the environmentally-friendly abode you want to inhabit.

In simple language and using easy-to-follow diagrams, the book covers such topics as:

  • Locating your home to take greatest advantage of solar energy

  • Building design to optimize energy performance

  • House design for a healthy indoor environment

  • Water efficiency

  • Landscaping and plantings

A handy glossary at the back of the book explains technical terms useful in construction and renovation that might otherwise throw you for a loop. The final chapter, “Living in Your Green Home,” offers an abundance of useful tips for composting, managing recycling, lighting, and more.

Written by Alex Wilson, the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc., and executive editor of Environmental Building News, Your Green Home will prove useful not only to future homebuilders, but to eco-friendly designers, builders and renovators as well.



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