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BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE HOME

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE HOME

Whether building a new home or doing a minor remodel, a homeowner needs a framework by which to guide their decisions. These decisions are based on values, and in Building a Sustainable Home, author Melissa Rappaport Schifman posits that there are really only three reasons to go green:

  • For Our Health: By building more sustainably, we reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins.
  • For Our Wealth: By building a more durable home and being more efficient with resources like water and electricity, we reduce our monthly utility bills and ongoing maintenance expenses.
  • For Our Soul: Collectively doing the right thing for our planet does make a difference, and that is soul-nourishing.

Learn the logistics of choosing windows, insulation, appliances, and lighting. Find out about FSC-certified wood and about using reclaimed materials. Here is everything you need to make your home sustainable.

Category: Do It Yourself

Author: Melissa Rappaport Schifman

Pages: 216

Format: Paperback

ISBN-10: 1-5107-3344-2

ISBN-13: 978-1-5107-3344-2

Item Number: 9092

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