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Overview

Make Your Green Home a Reality!

Building the right-sized green home involves making eco-smart decisions. In Building Today's Green Home, you will learn:

  • How to choose the correct location of your building lot and what is the optimum placement of your house to take advantage of solar energy
  • How to design the right-sized home for your needs now and in the future
  • What are the best sustainable construction materials to use for building your home
  • About the newest insulation materials and techniques
  • What HVAC units are the most efficient and are the best at saving energy
  • How to grade the building lot for natural sustainability
The decisions you make today will have a huge impact on your future and the future of your children. And, building the right-sized energy-efficient home will free up investment capital for your retirement years.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781558708624
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/29/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Art Smith is the owner of Rocky Ridge Designs, a firm that designs residential housing. He holds a BS in Engineering from Auburn University and is accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council. His home designs incorporate timber-framing beauty with energy-saving designs and techniques.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Mis-titled

    The title of this book leads one to think that it is a broadly focused book about green building. However, the author instead focuses on what he frequently refers to as "last homes," houses that retired, empty-nesters might build. He also focuses on the climate and terrain of Georgia mountain country. There's nothing innately wrong with that focus, and the author certainly seems knowledgible about this niche, but for someone expecting a broader scope, the book was somewhat disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2009

    Answered my questions on building a Green House

    I felt that this book supplied answers based on long time research as well as practical on hand experience over an equally long period of time. The information seems to be based on knowledge rather than on guess work.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

    A "MUST READ" FOR ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT

    Art Smith has done an amazing job explaining how to start building a green home and/or how to turn an existing home into a green home. This book is not only a "how to" but an explanation of the importance of doing so. Well written and easy to understand. Full of extremely timely information for us and future generations. It's the kind of book you wish everyone would read and take part in for the sake of our environment.

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