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GREEN FROM THE GROUND UP. Some of the most important fundamentals of sustainable building—energy and resource con- servation and indoor air. Start by marking “Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction” as Want to Read: Good information for those looking for energy efficient alternative building styles or to improve existing homes. If you like books and love to build cool. ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, formerly known as Environmental Care, is recognized nationwide as a leader in landscape maintenance services.

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The authors provide a number of additional resources so you know where to go to find out more about a given topic. It's also packed with facts, concepts and ideas relating to green energy and energy efficiency. For example: It can go toward movies, dinner, clothes and books from companies that pay local sales tax.

Those savings are cycled three to eight times before leaving that community. What that means is a city collects three to eight times as much sales tax when energy is saved than when it leaves the community and is sent to oil and gas companies.

Whether you're a professional building contractor or a home owner, this book is a valuable resource for greening your home or business. Mar 16, Tyler rated it it was amazing. OK, I've done a lot of reading in preparation for building our house. This has been the most helpful thing I've found in book form. Some green books are too esoteric and full of black and white comparisons of good and bad materials or methods.

This one is practical. It's far more nuanced in its approach, and actually helps you weigh the alternatives based on value for cost. I appreciated the sections on insulation and ventilation the most.

Also some nice detail on geothermal heat pumps. This book OK, I've done a lot of reading in preparation for building our house. This book has helped me pick my battles with the builder when it comes to material choices or just "the way it's always been done. The book has lots of great illustrations and full color photos. This is one to own. Feb 14, Joni Baboci rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Architects, Builders. Green from the ground up is a highly informative book about building green.

It has numerous diagrams and illustration which integrate beautifully with the extremely interesting and professionally useful text.

It seems targeted towards professional architects or builders, however with a bit of effort and google helping out it can also be useful to non-professionals.

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It is also targeted to the American private-house building market so some of the data might have to be reinterpreted for other types Green from the ground up is a highly informative book about building green. It is also targeted to the American private-house building market so some of the data might have to be reinterpreted for other types of building construction, however the green and energy-efficient principles are sound and should hold for any kind of construction.

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Highly Recommended! Mar 08, Jason Bibeau rated it liked it. Good information for those looking for energy efficient alternative building styles or to improve existing homes. I warn you it's heavy on PC speak if that sort of thing irritates you. One other note is that I bought this at a log cabin show and educational event and there is about two sentences on log and timber frame construction in the whole book.

Aug 01, Josephine rated it it was amazing Shelves: As others have commented, the book is geared toward builders but still reads simply enough for a layperson to understand. Even better, the book discusses alternatives for all regions and climates. Many guides to sustainable construction focus heavily or entirely on the cooler North. This offers the most information applicable to all climates and all building preferences.

Aug 28, Teresa rated it it was amazing. LOVE this book. Great advice on how to build wise and sustainable without the emotional hysteria of other books on the topic. Honest look on why not everything called "green" is a good idea while always keeping the budget in mind. Recommend highly to anyone thinking of building a house that you want to last a long time.

May 30, Peter rated it really liked it. Much more focused on new construction than retrofits of existing homes, so not really what I needed for information, but useful nonetheless. A real broad yet deep look, mainly at materials, but also at methods for design and construction.

Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction

Aug 21, Mason rated it it was amazing. Nov 11, Katherine rated it it was amazing. A good book that changed some of my decisions.

We have to be practical and conscious of every detail that affects our health and the environment. Jul 31, Dave Hutson rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book that started my eco friendly life style and constant need to make everything energy efficient. Heather Aaron rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Andreja rated it really liked it Nov 05, Liz rated it really liked it Jul 23, Jenna Aubuchon rated it really liked it Apr 04, Jacob Meadows rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Jeff rated it really liked it Dec 16, Aubrey rated it really liked it Feb 18, Jill Shelton rated it really liked it May 15, Lisa Turner rated it liked it May 23, Ralph Walker rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Roger L Pierson rated it it was ok Jan 23, Aoann rated it liked it Jan 04, Kimberly Merriweather rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Bryan rated it it was amazing Jun 06, Hassan rated it it was amazing May 11, Derek Renee rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Fawaz Alnaimi rated it really liked it Aug 04, OK, I've done a lot of reading in preparation for building our house.

This has been the most helpful thing I've found in book form. Some green books are too esoteric and full of black and white comparisons of good and bad materials or methods. This one is practical. It's far more nuanced in its approach, and actually helps you weigh the alternatives based on value for cost.

I appreciated the sections on insulation and ventilation the most.

Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction

Also some nice detail on geothermal heat pumps. This book OK, I've done a lot of reading in preparation for building our house. This book has helped me pick my battles with the builder when it comes to material choices or just "the way it's always been done.

The book has lots of great illustrations and full color photos. This is one to own. Feb 14, Joni Baboci rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Architects, Builders. Green from the ground up is a highly informative book about building green. It has numerous diagrams and illustration which integrate beautifully with the extremely interesting and professionally useful text.

It seems targeted towards professional architects or builders, however with a bit of effort and google helping out it can also be useful to non-professionals.

It is also targeted to the American private-house building market so some of the data might have to be reinterpreted for other types Green from the ground up is a highly informative book about building green. It is also targeted to the American private-house building market so some of the data might have to be reinterpreted for other types of building construction, however the green and energy-efficient principles are sound and should hold for any kind of construction. Highly Recommended!

Mar 08, Jason Bibeau rated it liked it. Good information for those looking for energy efficient alternative building styles or to improve existing homes. I warn you it's heavy on PC speak if that sort of thing irritates you. One other note is that I bought this at a log cabin show and educational event and there is about two sentences on log and timber frame construction in the whole book. Aug 01, Josephine rated it it was amazing Shelves: As others have commented, the book is geared toward builders but still reads simply enough for a layperson to understand.

Even better, the book discusses alternatives for all regions and climates. Many guides to sustainable construction focus heavily or entirely on the cooler North. This offers the most information applicable to all climates and all building preferences.

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Aug 28, Teresa rated it it was amazing. LOVE this book. Great advice on how to build wise and sustainable without the emotional hysteria of other books on the topic. Honest look on why not everything called "green" is a good idea while always keeping the budget in mind.

Recommend highly to anyone thinking of building a house that you want to last a long time.

May 30, Peter rated it really liked it. Much more focused on new construction than retrofits of existing homes, so not really what I needed for information, but useful nonetheless.

A real broad yet deep look, mainly at materials, but also at methods for design and construction.

Aug 21, Mason rated it it was amazing. Nov 11, Katherine rated it it was amazing. A good book that changed some of my decisions.

We have to be practical and conscious of every detail that affects our health and the environment. Jul 31, Dave Hutson rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book that started my eco friendly life style and constant need to make everything energy efficient. Heather Aaron rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Andreja rated it really liked it Nov 05, Liz rated it really liked it Jul 23, Jenna Aubuchon rated it really liked it Apr 04, Jacob Meadows rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Jeff rated it really liked it Dec 16, Aubrey rated it really liked it Feb 18, Jill Shelton rated it really liked it May 15, Lisa Turner rated it liked it May 23, Ralph Walker rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Roger L Pierson rated it it was ok Jan 23, Aoann rated it liked it Jan 04, Kimberly Merriweather rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Bryan rated it it was amazing Jun 06, Hassan rated it it was amazing May 11, Derek Renee rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Fawaz Alnaimi rated it really liked it Aug 04, Andrew rated it it was ok Jul 12, Barbara rated it really liked it Oct 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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