Eco house book / Terence Conran.
By: Conran, Terence.Material type: BookPublisher: London : New York, NY : Conran Octopus ; Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Hachette Book Group USA, 2009Description: 271 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 1840915226 (hbk.); 9781840915228 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair -- Environmental aspects | Dwellings -- Remodeling -- Environmental aspects | Ecological houses | House furnishings -- Environmental aspects | Interior decoration -- Environmental aspects | Sustainable buildings -- Design and construction | Sustainable living
|Item type||Home library||Collection||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item holds|
|Adult Book||Dr. James Carlson Library||NonFiction||690.837 C754 (Browse shelf)||Available||33111006063909|
|Adult Book||Main Library||NonFiction||690.837 C754 (Browse shelf)||Available||33111006221499|
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A complete guide to home improvement the environmentally friendly way: whether you want to redecorate or redesign your home, this essential book provides all the information you need to reduce your home's carbon footprint and improve the quality of your life.
For 40 years, Terence Conran has been a leader in intelligent design, changing the way we think about and furnish our homes. No, Conran shows us that it is possible to convert our existing homes into greener, healthier places without starting from scratch. Whether you want to redecorate or resign your home, Eco House Book explains how relatively small and economic changes can be made, including simple repairs to improve energy efficiency, water saving tips, and productive gardening, to more dramatic overhauls such as redesigning room use, converting basements and extending your home.
Environmental issues should be part of every decision you make on the home front--from selecting fabric for soft furnishings to designing and siting a home extension.
Special focus is given to reducing the vast amounts of energy and water that homes consume on a daily basis, with advice on low energy lighting strategies and decorative choices, improving insulation and reducing energy use, the latest green heating systems, alternative ways of generating power, and electricity reducing appliances. As we are urged to change our lifestyles to reduce our carbon footprint and consumption of water, there has never been a better time to green your home.
Servicing. Eco audit ; Energy ; Heating ; Cooling ; Lighting ; Water -- Basic fabric. Windows ; Floors ; Walls and ceilings ; Furniture and fittings -- Design. Changing the layout ; Building in flexibility ; Making new openings ; Converting lofts ; Converting basements ; Extending your home ; New builds ; Structural systems -- Outdoor spaces. Earth-sheltering ; Green roofs ; Gardening and landscaping ; Water ; Composting -- Maintenance. Reducing waste ; Cleaning -- Case studies.