"According to my knowledge, this book is the most comprehensive treatment on the subject of green building in residential construction. It achieves an excellent balance between principles and real-world practice. The "best practice" approach (i.e. integrating of green principles with existing design/construction practices) as well as the attention to construction issues are excellent. The book is not only valuable for college faculty and students in architecture, engineering, landscape, interior design and construction, but also as a reference for industry practitioners (owners/buyers, architects, engineers, contractors, and building department officials etc.)"Lingguang Song, Ph.D, Department of Construction Management, University of Houston
About the Author
Carl Seville has honed his expertise in sustainable construction through over 30 years as a remodeling contractor, educator, and consultant in the residential construction industry. His groundbreaking work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Excellence Award for Green Homes from Residential Design Build Magazine (2008), the Energy Value Housing Award (2009), two Green Remodeling Advocate of the Year Awards (2005, 2007), two National Green Building Awards (2004, 2006), the Southface Energy Institute Award of Excellence for Environmental Stewardship (2003), and the EarthCraft House Leadership award (2006). Mr. Seville is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) building analyst, a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) certified trainer, and a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater, and he holds the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP Homes and Green Rater designations.