The Resource Building a sustainable home : practical green design choices for your health, wealth, and soul, (ebook)

Building a sustainable home : practical green design choices for your health, wealth, and soul, (ebook)

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Building a sustainable home : practical green design choices for your health, wealth, and soul
Title
Building a sustainable home
Title remainder
practical green design choices for your health, wealth, and soul
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eng
Summary
The green building movement has produced hundreds of "how-to" books and websites that are filled with tips about green building and what homeowners should do to go green. While helpful and informative, when it comes to making actual purchasing and installation decisions, these books do not make it any easier for a homeowner to prioritize against a budget. The Sustainable Home serves this need, as it is written by a sustainability advisor and financial advisor who has personally directed the building and LEED certification of her own home. Here, she shares her knowledge and experience for others to use in their journey toward a greener way of living. Whether the reader is building a new home or doing a minor remodel, a homeowner needs a framework by which to guide their decisions. These decisions are based on values, and the author posits that there are really only three reasons to go green: For Our Health: By building more sustainably, we reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins. For Our Wealth: By building a more durable home and being more efficient with resources like water and electricity, we reduce our monthly utility bills and ongoing maintenance expenses. For Our Soul: Collectively doing the right thing for our planet does make a difference-and that is soul-nourishing. Learn the logistics of choosing windows, insulation, appliances, and lighting. Find out about FSC certified wood and about using reclaimed materials. Here is everything you need to make your home sustainable
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Midwest
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Schifman, Melissa Rappaport
Dewey number
728.047
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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hoopla digital
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  • Ecological houses
  • Ecological houses
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Building a sustainable home : practical green design choices for your health, wealth, and soul, (ebook)
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online resource
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text
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txt
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781510733459
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12356644
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remote
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MWT12356644
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Building a sustainable home : practical green design choices for your health, wealth, and soul, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510733459
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12356644
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12356644
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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