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Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction (Builder's Guide) Paperback – Illustrated, April 1, 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars 110 ratings

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"A refreshing and comprehensive step-by-step course in green building, packed with both solid building science and common sense solutions."
-Helen English, executive director of Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
""Green From the Ground Up" overflows with details and practical content that is hard to find anywhere else...an essential resource for any building professional that will be a valuable reference tool for years to come."
-Brian Gitt, CEO of Build It Green
"Within 5 to 10 years, all contractors will need to know how to execute a green remodel. From framing and foundations to plumbing and interior finishes, "Green From the Ground Up" puts that information in our hands."
-Dan Taddei, director of education, National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Labelled a Builder's Guide, this book is the next step up from the Dummies tome. It's written for builders and architects, but is a valuable resource for the advanced DIY person or the homeowner who wants to talk turkey with the pros on eco-friendly construction and energy efficiency. Topics range from selecting your building site and landscaping to tankless hot water systems and the insulating value of different window frame materials. --Ottawa Citizen (Canada)


"Eco-friendly housing used to be thought of as expensive, ugly or just plain weird. Now it's becoming common. David Johnston and Scott Gibson offer guidance on environmentally sensitive home building in Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction. The book helps builders and homeowners create houses that conserve natural resources and are energy-efficient and healthful. It's packed with information, tips, illustrations and case studies that offer wisdom earned from experience."

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.46 pounds
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9781561589739
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1561589739
  • Product Dimensions : 6.75 x 0.71 x 9.5 inches
  • Publisher : Taunton Press (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : 156158973X
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110 ratings