The Energy-smart House

The Energy-smart House

Book - 2011
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This collection of twenty-four articles presented by the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine provides homeowners with detailed information on projects and materials for building and remodeling for energy efficiency. The volume is divided into sections covering efficiency, insulation, windows, heating and cooling, lighting, and appliances, and each chapter provides color photographs, step-by-step project instructions, sidebars, and technical drawings on specific aspects of both professional and do-it-yourself energy saving projects. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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You can cut energy costs – really! Everyone is talking about saving energy, but now The Energy-Smart House actually shows you how to make it happen with the collective experience of the professionals at Fine Homebuilding.

See the big picture like the pros do. It takes more than a Band-Aid approach to achieve true energy efficiency. And, here, you’ll get a complete overview from our experts, starting with how to do an audit through evaluating heating and cooling systems to choosing new thermostats.

Put together a practical plan. Upgrading an older home? Our pros will show you how to beef up old insulation without tearing into walls, install weather stripping, and choose replacement windows. Or remodeling? Learn all you need to know about house wraps, options for solar hot water, how to design an energy-smart kitchen, select the most efficient appliances, and much more.

Your roadmap to an energy-efficient home. With so many advances in technology and product choices, you’ll want The Energy-Smart House to help you make effective changes that go beyond lip service. It’s your answer to workable strategies for reducing waste and making your home as energy efficient as possible.


Energy efficiency begins at home. Nobody knows this better than homeowners, remodelers, builders, and designers looking to cut back and save more. "The Energy-Smart House," written by builders and energy experts from all over the country, details the methods, materials, and technology needed to achieve just that.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781600854095
1600854095
Branch Call Number: 644 En27
Characteristics: 188 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Fine homebuilding

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