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Good Green Homes: Creating Better Homes for a Healthier Planet Hardcover – September 29, 2003
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Good green homes can be any color, and are more mainstream by the minute. Robert teaches the reader all about sustainable building for a healthier planet via tours of real-world living spaces. A good glossary is included. (Judy Walker New Orleans Times-Picayune 2003-10-31)
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Second, it really does what it says -- it shows remarkably beautiful, remarkably 'normal' looking houses that incorporate earth-friendly materials, techniques and technologies.
It is great fun to sift through for ideas about that next remodel and that someday dream home.
I hope that building professionals read it, too -- it dispells a lot of myths about what one must sacrifice in order to have an environmentally-friendly home.
This book is a great combination of lovely to look at and a fascinating reference to read. I plan to have mine out for a while, for myself and (while I've never been one for coffee table books) for any friends who come over!
If you are planning to redecorate or remodel, Good Green Homes offers ideas, real-world advice and lots of inspiration. Jennifer Roberts is a freelance writer who specializes in sustainable building, energy efficiency and corporate social responsibility. She helps people make choices that encourage positive change in their living environments. She answers the following questions:
How does having a "green" home actually save money?
How can someone who rents their home make significant changes?
What are some ways to protect and improve the quality of air inside our homes?
What are "rapidly renewable sources?"
How can you afford a green home on a limited budget?
Jennifer is also a merchandising manager for the Marina Green stores and joys introducing consumers to the joys of stylish clothes made from organically grown cotton, healthy paints, energy-efficient light bulbs, tableware made from recycled materials and environmentally friendly alternatives to everyday household products.
Featured Homes Include:
A Delightful Cottage
An Ecofriendly addition to a historic home
A Trio of Healthy and Green City Homes
An Artist's studio on a Wooded Island
A Vacation Retreat in the Wine Country
A Neighborhood of Homes
A Remodeled Victorian Flat
It is rather shocking to learn that the air inside our homes can be five times more polluted than the air outside. One look at your energy bill might convince you to read this book.Read more ›
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'good Green Homes' lays out very clearly the steps that help the average person take when thinking about designing and building a green home. Read morePublished on December 23, 2013 by Maeve J Knight
An excellent display of green homes. I was left slightly disappointed because of the more modern design. It wasn't really houses that most people buy. Read morePublished on November 26, 2010 by Justin Maynard
This book is loaded with top notch photographs of green designs that showcase what is capable of being used to build a new home, and keep it green. Read morePublished on June 7, 2010 by Every Miles A Memory
GOOD GREEN HOMES: CREATING BETTER HOMES FOR A HEALTHIER PLANET pairs striking color photos with profiles of homes that are 'green' in energy consumption. Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by Midwest Book Review
This book gives a good understanding of what it means to be "green". Great examples of homes and "greenability" for all levels. Read morePublished on September 24, 2008 by Markee A. Foster
This book is a gift to the Earth and to so many of the people who inhabit it! Good Green Homes is educational and practical in an amazingly palatable way... Read morePublished on December 31, 2003 by G.G.