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Kennedy Green House: Designing an Eco-Healthy Home from the Foundation to the Furniture
     

Kennedy Green House: Designing an Eco-Healthy Home from the Foundation to the Furniture

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by Robin Wilson
 

Kennedy Green House documents the transformation of the home by a "Green Dream Team," from the drawing of architectural plans to the selection of eco-friendly building materials and power sources to the retooling of the home with health-promoting, energy efficient appliances and furnishings. Along the way, author Robin Wilson provides information and tips on how

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Kennedy Green House documents the transformation of the home by a "Green Dream Team," from the drawing of architectural plans to the selection of eco-friendly building materials and power sources to the retooling of the home with health-promoting, energy efficient appliances and furnishings. Along the way, author Robin Wilson provides information and tips on how these changes can be implemented by any homeowner, whether it's a broad renovation or simple, affordable replacements of common household items. Wilson provides:

• A wide variety of four-color photographs documenting the entire process
• Side bar advice that shows readers the ultimate, mid-range, and low-cost/easy solution to every upgrade
• A focus on maximizing energy, water efficiency, and indoor air quality

The LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), renovated Kennedy house will also showcase the latest in green technologies, sustainable building practices, and healthy home initiatives. Kennedy Green House aims to inspire others to take action to improve the quality of their environment and health, and to serve as an educational tool for homeowners, builders, and interior designers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608320301
Publisher:
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Robin Wilson is a nationally known eco-friendly and healthy home interior designer focused on sustainable, reusable, recyclable and non-toxic options from the 'foundation to the furniture'. Industry insiders describe her style as 'classic with a modern touch' with a focus on unique textures, organic fibers, with background in LEED requirements due to her work on other projects. She has been regularly featured in news (CBS, ABC, PBS, NBC) and print as an expert on eco-friendly options for residential and commercial projects.

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Kennedy Green House: Designing an Eco-Healthy Home from the Foundation to the Furniture 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Arlena_Hines-ASID More than 1 year ago
Excellent resource for consumers and designers.
Vicki_Landes More than 1 year ago
When Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his family realized that their house had been infested with hazardous black mold, they were faced with an extremely difficult undertaking - tear down their beloved home. Yet in the midst of this family tragedy, they did much more than just rebuild a place to live; they ensured that meticulously high 'green' standards were utilized throughout the entire process. This is a family that could have easily just constructed a monstrous and showy house that concentrated on suiting their lifestyle. But they didn't. And the result is nothing short of both amazing and admirable. "Kennedy Green House: Designing an Eco-Healthy Home from the Foundation to the Furniture" is a stunning visual testament to the Kennedy's commitment to environmentally-friendly living. Author Robin Wilson captures the building design development and final results with unparalleled style, an upbeat personality, and obvious enthusiasm - she really puts you there! She shows just how America's royal family sets this 'green' precedence for others while including tips on how the rest of us can incorporate these standards in our own homes. Her inclusion of examples, the 'Green Pages' with various options, drawings, company names and contact information, and merging recycled items with the new ones give readers a place to start on their own journey towards 'green living'. Wilson proves that even without a Kennedy-sized bank account, it's possible to build or renovate with dramatic style and all while respecting the fragile environment. Beautifully written and chock-full of vibrant photography, it serves as both a quick education guide to environmentally conscious systems and an entertaining coffee table book. The subject matter is current and seeing such a prominent and influential family put such importance on 'going green' speaks volumes. Those who enjoy eco-living type books as well as photography fans will love "Kennedy Green House". And it's a fantastic way to get a sneak peek inside of a Kennedy home! "The Kennedy Green House: Designing an Eco-Healthy Home from the Foundation to the Furniture" is not only a gorgeous book but a celebrity endorsement of eco-friendly standards. Robin Wilson entertains and informs with descriptions, photographs, and processes meant to motivate the reader into considering how they could bring 'green' into their own homes. Definitely worth a look! --Vicki Landes, author of "Europe for the Senses - A Photographic Journal"