Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Kennedy Green House: Designing an Eco-Healthy Home from the Foundation to the Furniture Hardcover – April 1, 2010
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
Though better for the environment, green technology is still worse for the pocketbook. The project went over budget, just as the economic crisis was putting strains on the Kennedy family income. In addition, this is a very large project to begin with. The original original building was a summer home for the Scribner family. The residence includes many outbuildings on twelve acres, not counting a pond and woods. When finished, the project cost a million dollars - - not counting the contributions of many sponsors and discounted services from many professionals.
Those professionals expected to get something in return for that investment, and this book is apparently part of that something. It showcases consultants, architect firms, producers and the ecofriendly lines of some global corporations. Some of them, such as a well-known plumbing fixtures company, apparently have some very nice ecofriendly product lines. Even if you don't have a Kennedy family budget, you could learn something about what's available from this book.
Still, the project struck me as a monument to consumerism. Branding matters to the client and certainly to the project team. This isn't a particularly ecofriendly project. The client has elegant design tastes and an opulent lifestyle, all of which burns energy and raw materials. The family has a very large house in the countryside. Presumably they do not have access to public transportation, and they presumably drive everywhere.Read more ›
it is interesting. some what informative on the details of building.
i noticed that MARY KENNEDY was no where in this book....
......just the widowed husband