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Green Remodeling : Changing the World One Room at a Time Paperback – September 1, 2004
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His award-winning Lightworks Construction, for ten years led the DC market solar design and construction.
In the early 90s, Johnston founded his international green building consulting and training firm, What's Working. Johnston's innovative theories about how to catalyze the transformation of the building industry became the blueprints for the Denver Built Green and California Build It Green programs. Particularly adept at generating green building guidelines, Johnston's work has guided master planned communities in Denver, Boulder, Sacramento, San Diego, Phoenix, and Durango, CO.
An authoritative source for green building education, Johnston has trained thousands of builders and industry professionals. Johnston has written three books: Building Green in a Black and White World (2000), Green Remodeling, Changing the World One Room at a Time (2004), and Green From the Ground Up (2008). His most recent work is Taunton Press' best seller since its release. His new book, Toward a Zero Energy Home is in its second printing after only two months on the market.
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The author's section describing his own `Green Remodeling' projects was a great introduction in general to the integrated design/build process especially for people who are not accustomed to the ebb and flow of a construction project. His `green' strategies won't necessarily work for all of us, but I think he makes that clear too, the more significant thing to take from this section is the mentality of patience and acceptance that it will take to stay focused on and achieve your goals as an owner.
He did a good job describing and detailing a huge portion of all the `green' building approaches, including all kinds of energy efficient systems, ways to address occupant comfort and health, and how to ponder and address social and environmental responsibility in every design decision.Read more ›
Good basic introduction to the green industry with much information.
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A little outdated... Not all the suggestions in the book seem very green to me and while I was more after design elements that would make a house "greener" it is more... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kristin Boese
I bought a 1929 Tudor home in the Pacific Northwest and right afterwards I received a notice in my email about this book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Patrice Lynn
I was surprised by the number of people giving 5 stars to this book. Then I noticed that most of them dated 2004. Read morePublished on September 8, 2009 by Steven Leighton
Great book, covers vast majority of important topics, and written by ex-contractor with real-world experience and building knowledge. Def recommend.Published on November 1, 2007 by L. Rovero
As a recent Interior Design graduate I was looking for books to remodel the interiors of homes in a "green", sustainable way. Read morePublished on September 13, 2007 by Bookworm
A good reference book for any contractor new to green building.
Explains the basics of indoor air pollution and how to choose different building materials that are both... Read more
This book is amazing. I'm new to green building and reading this book gave me so much information on so many different things. I want to find other books like this!Published on March 15, 2006 by H. Shiner