Green from the ground up A builder's guide : sustainable, healthy, and energy-efficient home construction

David Johnston, 1950-

Book - 2008

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Published
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press c2008.
Language
English
Physical Description
330 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
156158973X
9781561589739
Main Author
David Johnston, 1950- (-)
Other Authors
Scott Gibson, 1951- (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

According to Johnston (a leader in the green building movement) and Gibson (contributing editor to Fine Homebuilding magazine), 40% of the world's resources go into buildings and 66% of the electricity generated is for heating, cooling, and lighting them. After making a strong case for sustainable building, they provide practical advice for the process from the layout and foundation to interior finishes and landscaping in this well- illustrated guide. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Green construction is the building trend of the decade. In direct response to the growing demand for sustainable, healthy, and energy-efficient homes, David Johnston and Scott Gibson present the most forward-thinking theories and the best proven methods of new and remodeled green construction. They begin with down-to-earth explanations of green building basics and move on to site planning, materials selection, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality -- detailing along the way every step in design and construction, from framing to finishes.

A must-have reference for contractors who want to remain competitive, Green from the Ground Up is also a remarkable resource for homeowners who require the clearest and most thorough green building information available.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

This thorough, informative, and up-to-date reference on environmentally conscious, energy-efficient home construction gives builders and architects the tools to respond to growing requests from homeowners for green houses.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

Green construction is the building trend of the decade. In direct response to the growing demand for sustainable, healthy, and energy-efficient homes, David Johnston and Scott Gibson present the most forward-thinking theories and the best proven methods of new and remodeled green construction. They begin with down-to-earth explanations of green building basics and move on to site planning, materials selection, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality -- detailing along the way every step in design and construction, from framing to finishes.A must-have reference for contractors who want to remain competitive, Green from the Ground Up is also a remarkable resource for homeowners who require the clearest and most thorough green building information available.