Greening Your Home: Sustainable Options for Every System in Your House

Choose Green Systems That Conserve Resources While Matching Your Budget and Lifestyle A vital conservation and money-saving tool, Greening Your Home provides helpful information that will help you select sustainable green options that match your specific needs for every system in your house. This one-stop guide provides the latest information on systems and materials that conserve resources for a cleaner, more energy-efficient home. From the lively writing, with illustrations and examples, you will learn how to incorporate sustainability into your house in beautiful, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible ways. Both inspirational and practical, Greening Your Home features: A wealth of green building and remodeling options for homeowners Photographs and information on green products and systems and their advantages Your Complete Guide to a Green, Energy-Efficient Home Material Options: * Structural Insulated Panels * Low-VOC Paints * Replacement Windows * Green Certified Doors * Glass Block * Fly Ash Concrete * Bamboo and Cork Flooring * Plastic Plumbing Pipe * Red Cedar Siding * Recycled InsulationRecent Technology: * Power Consumption Monitors * Timers and Motion Sensors * Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures * On-demand Water Heaters * Radiant In-floor Heating * Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators * Whole-house Fans * Spray Foam Insulation * Induction Cooktops * Horizontal Axis Washers/DryersGreen Practices: * Reducing Your Carbon Footprint * Green Power * Saving Money Twice * Community-Supported Agriculture * Growing Your Own Food * Composting Biodegradables * Using Graywater * Making Your Own Cleaning Products * Reusing Containers * Xeriscaping