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Green $ense for the home : rating the real payoff from 50 green home projects
Freed, Eric Corey
Adult Nonfiction TH4817.3 .F74 2010

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. 2
16 green home projects you can do today
1 - Change your light bulbsp. 8
2 - Help your toilet use less Waterp. 13
3 - Help your shower use low waterp. 20
4 - Install occupancy sensorsp. 25
5 - Install smart strips and kill switchesp. 30
6 - Install a programmable thermostatp. 35
7 - Insulate your water heaterp. 41
8 - Insulate your pipesp. 46
9 - Seal your ductingp. 50
10 - Use healthy paintsp. 56
11 - Weatherize windows and doorsp. 60
12 - Install solar pool heatingp. 65
13 - Plant native species and skip the sprinklersp. 70
14 - Buy a water filter Instead of bottled waterp. 76
15 - Install a clotheslinep. 80
16 - Recycle and compost your trashp. 84
21 green me projects an do tomorrow
17 - Add solar powerp. 90
18 - Install micro-hydropowerp. 97
19 - Bring in natural daylightingp. 103
20 - Replace your windowsp. 111
21 - Install a whole-house fanp. 117
22 - Insulate your wails and atticp. 123
28 - Upgrade your appliancesp. 131
24 - Upgrade your fireplacep. 136
25 - Heat only the water you usep. 141
26 - Install a solar hot water heaterp. 147
27 - Install a cool roofp. 153
28 - Pick a green countertopp. 158
29 - Cover walls with healthy finishesp. 164
30 - Install healthy wall coveringsp. 168
31 - Replace vinyl with linoleum flooringp. 173
32 - Install cork, palm wood, or bamboo Hootingp. 178
33 - Install natural carpetingp. 183
34 - Use formaldehyde-free wood for cabinetryp. 187
35 - Build a composite material deckp. 191
36 - Harvest your rainwaterp. 196
37 - Disassemble, don't Demolishp. 202
13 green home projects you can do when building new
38 - Reclaim your water, gray and hotp. 208
33 - Substitute fly ash for cement in concretep. 215
40 - Incorporate advanced framing techniquesp. 219
41 - Build with reclaimed materialsp. 226
42 - Build with recycled drywallp. 230
43 - Build with certified woodp. 235
44 - Build with engineered lumberp. 240
45 - Build with structural insulated panels (SIPs)p. 246
46 - Build with Insulating concrete forms (ICFs)p. 251
47 - Install radiant heatp. 257
48 - Integrate your energy systemsp. 263
49 - Install a green roofp. 288
50 - Utilize passive solar designp. 273
Creditsp. 280
Indexp. 281


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