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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (September 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423603893
  • ASIN: B005MZATAO
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 9.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,555,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" - Henry David Thoreau

Today's sophisticated and technologically savvy generation faces even greater challenges with rescuing the environment and leaving a better world - and a better life - for those to follow. Green living begins at home. Most of the energy-derived pollution we produce comes as a direct result of our homes - how we heat them, how we cool them, how we keep them well lit and full of things that make our lives so comfortable. The good news is that we have tremendous power right in our own hands to create change. Renewable energy design, better insulation, and more efficient appliances could reduce energy demands by 60 to 80 percent. By embracing conservation and renewable energy, we can win our energy independence and help save the planet. If everyone began conserving today, we would see immediate results. Be a part of the green-living movement and discover the possibilities for home energy as part of a new whole-home strategy for living green. 

"The days of building cookie-cutter McMansions are over, and the era of thinking about the real cost of a house has begun. And this is the guide to doing it with enormous elegance, real frugality, and a commitment to the health of the world beyond your walls." -Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy

DAVE BONTA, president and founder of USA Solar Stores, the largest renewable energy retailer in the Northeast, has written about renewable energy and sustainable living for Green Living, Back Home Magazine, Alternative Energy Retailer, and the Vermont Guardian. Bonta has studied renewable energy and energy efficiency for more than twenty years, is a frequent speaker at major green energy conferences across America, and is a tireless advocate for green living. He lives in Vermont. 

STEPHEN SNYDER, communications director for USA Solar Stores, has published The Brewmaster's Bible, The Beer Companion, and The Brewmaster's Recipe Manual. He lives in Vermont.

Front cover photo 2008 Jack Bingham, Jack Bingham Studios
Back cover photo 2008 Emily Hagopian, emilyhagopian.com
Jacket design by Black Eye Design

About the Author

Stephen Snyder, communications director for USA Solar Stores, left New York City in 1995 to start an organic herb farm in Vermont with his wife, Melissa. He has published The Brewmaster's Bible (HarperCollins), The Beer Companion (Simon & Schuster) and The Brewmaster's Recipe Manual.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 17, 2009
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NEW GREEN HOME SOLUTIONS: RENEWABLE HOUSEHOLD ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING is a top pick for any library catering to either homeowners or architect/builders. It packs in 'green' ideas and solutions for both existing and new structures, with color photos supplementing ideas for solar space heating, wind power, passive heating and cooling systems, and more. A bright, appealing 'must' for any library serious about renewable resources.
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By mja5719 on May 1, 2013
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Love the book, full of information. I received the book timely, nothing negative to say! Dave Bonta is the owner of USA Solar Stores and I will be working with him soon to hopefully open a Solar Store.
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If you're like most people (especially those new or newish to ecohomes) you may wonder, if only subconsciously, that green homes have to be drab or boring looking. After all, healthy food doesn't taste as good as treats loaded with sugar and fat and safe cars tend to be boxy and unsexy. Well, New Green Home Solutions helps put the notion that green = dull to rest. It's filled with lots of high quality photos showing handsome ecofriendly homes. There is also advice among the photos, but you shouldn't buy this as a how-to book. But more for ideas: the big thesis being that you can create a house that feels as good to live in as it is good for the environment.
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By Lam F. Wong on July 15, 2009
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This book is very easy to read and the pictures are outstanding. Many of the ideas presented in this book are viable and practical now especially with various incentives from the state and federal levels. I am personally planning for a PV system and greenhouse for vegetable gardening, and will check out the resources provided in the book.
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