Fine Homebuilding's Energy-Smart Homes 2013by Taunton Trade Co.
Keep pace with the latest in saving energy. Fifth issue in our highly successful Energy Smart Homes series, this issue covers the newest advances in designing, building, and remodeling energy-efficient homes. As energy costs soar, the industry continues to make strides in perfecting new materials, products, and technologies to increase efficiencies. This is where you'll learn all about them and how they work.
Energy efficient can be beautiful as well as functional. Energy Smart Homes, Vol. 5, includes a variety of ingenious and inspiring projects for new homes, remodels, and upgrades. The homes featured in these pages demonstrate that it is possible to create a home that is beautiful, functional, and more energy-efficient than ever. In fact, many of the examples achieve zero-energy or passive house standards.
Practical examples of what�s working in the real world. Whether you're a homeowner or a contractor, you'll learn valuable lessons on how to design and build an efficient home on a tight budget as well as how to upgrade a vintage home for optimum results. Each project explains in detail how high levels of energy savings were achieved.
Architecturally interesting homes for every taste. Beautiful photography and attractive homes that range from zero-energy new construction to vintage brownstones to a midcentury gem show what's possible and actually working for homeowners. Energy Smart Homes, Vol. 5 is a satisfying look-book as well as a practical source of information for planning an energy-efficient home.
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