What Is The New Ecological Home About?
This book is written for a broad audience, from home buyers to ownerbuilders
to architects, contractors, and any other individuals who are interested
in building a sustainable future. It contains a wealth of up-to-date,
practical, and reliable information on green building techniques, materials,
products, and technologies that can be applied in part to make a home—or
any building—more environmentally sound, or in whole to create truly sustainable
My main objective has been to provide an overview of the green building
techniques, materials, products, and technologies that are currently available
and some that are coming out in the near future. My intention is not
to make readers green building experts but to provide sufficient detail to
enable you to be conversant in all aspects of green building and design.
When finished with the book, you will have a solid grasp of the components
of truly sustainable shelter.
Whether you are a professional involved in designing and building
homes or a citizen who is planning on buying or building a new home or
simply remodeling an existing house, this book should help you meet your
dreams of safe, comfortable, affordable shelter that is environmentally
friendly, healthful, attractive, comfortable, independent, and economical to
operate.The advice and guidance offered here, gleaned from my own experience
and the experience of countless others, could save you thousands of
dollars by helping you avoid many common problems when building