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This book takes you through 53 homes that reflect the growing trend for environmentally-friendly houses. Resource- and energy-efficient residences are designed to be healthy, comfortable, and easy-to-live-in, and construction of a sustainable home includes using less energy, fewer natural resources, and fewer toxic chemicals. The homes featured here meet a variety of guidelines: LEED, a point-based system with specific certification criteria; Green, a construction standard based on reduction of energy use; Passive, a design standard that can result in a super-insulated, airtight home; andNatural, a type of “green” construction using natural resources without technological intervention. More than 300 images show a wide variety of designs and styles, including cottages and beach houses, prairie and vineyard residences, prefabricated and renovated homes, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764349256
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

E. Ashley Rooney is the author of many architectural and design books. Her books often give readers the opportunity to see a diverse and inspirational selection of homes and give insight into the architects’ ideas.

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LEEDING the Way 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
drew_hubbell More than 1 year ago
LEEDing the way is a wonderful book celebrating green building principles from a variety of homes around the country. It celebrates the Green Building Council's LEED rated homes along with passive solar principles and natural building methods through clear photographic examples. The content is extremely timely considering the impact it can have on fighting the impacts of global warming. I recommend this book to architects, designers, students & those interested in green building principles.