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Green Home Building

Author : Miki Cook
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A comprehensive guide to building green on any budget. According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium" products, finishes, and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home projects end up over budget or fail to achieve their environmental and performance goals. Green Home Building explodes the myth that green homes have to cost more. Using proven methods based on applied building science, the authors show how to: Lower base construction costs to provide funding for high performance upgrades Achieve a net-zero energy home, including "zero-ing" water, waste, carbon, and associated costs within fifteen years Live affordably into the future, despite anticipated rising costs for fuel, water, materials, taxes, and health care This comprehensive guide to building green on any budget defines the strategies that maximize the return on green investments. Written for anyone who has ever been swayed by the argument that the price tag limits how green a home can be, Green Home Building is a must-read for builders, contractors, architects, designers, and homeowners. Miki Cook is a green building and sustainability consultant who has dedicated her career to educating contractors and the public on the strategies, methods, and benefits of green homes. Doug Garrett has trained thousands of homebuilders, architects, and sub-contractors to build energy-efficient homes using applied building science to improve comfort, durability, and healthfulness while meeting or exceeding the energy code.

Todd s Country Homes and how to Save Money

Author : Sereno Edwards Todd
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Money Saving Expert Tips On How to Save Money Fast Ways to Save Money By Money Management Frugal Living Budgeting

Author : Rachel Bryant, Malibu Publishing
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Money Saving Mom: Money Saving Expert Tips On How to Save Money Fast –Ways to Save Money Through Money Management, Frugal Living & Budgeting The word "frugality" has left a more negative connotation for most people than simply being a saver, a cheapskate or tightwad. There is a thin line difference to saving and too much frugality to the point of being awkward and ridiculous. This is where the negative connotation comes from. But if you are guided with the right principles and reasons in deciding to live a frugal life, you would never go wrong. If you have decided to live frugally, no need to be worried of insults. Keep your head up high. And keep your focus through these tips.

Saving Money

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Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The Energy Efficient Home 101 Money Saving Ideas

Author : Bette Galman Wahlfeldt
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Caring for Your Old House

Author : Judith L. Kitchen
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Provides a history of house preservation, and discusses such issues as inspecting a home, obtaining funding for refurbishing, techniques to use which will not harm the original structure, and more.

Building an Affordable House

Author : Fernando Pages Ruiz
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A comprehensive guide to quality but low-cost building techniques and materials outlines an economical approach for building a new structure or adding on to an existing one, and includes floor plans, resource listings, and project management tools. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Towards Sustainable Building

Author : N. Maiellaro
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This volume contains the extended versions of selected papers presented at the first Mediterranean Conference "Sharing Knowledge on Sustainable Building" held at the Polytechnic ofBari in December 1999, supported by the National Research Council of Italy. The publication of this book was made possible through the efforts of the contributing Authors. Other people have provided invaluable support for the conference and for the preparation of this volume; in particular, I wish to thank Antonella Lerario for providing support in the final editing of the text and images. 1 As reported in Boonstra and Rovers (200 I) , people spend a great deal of time inside buildings; therefore, decisions about design, construction, use, maintenance, renovation, demolition, reuse and recycling of buildings have a huge impact on the sustainable development of our society. Technical aspects, however, should be supported by adequate policies, developed with appropriate tools and driven by meaningful challenges. For people involved in sustainable buildings, the conceptual frameworks, studies and experiences collected in this volume, organized into three parts - "Policies", "Tools" and "Challenges" - will help to advance knowledge allowing them to adopt and more efficiently implement such innovations sooner.

The Money Saving Bible everything you need to know about saving money

Author : Mary Anne Zita
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Money saving Meals

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Consumer Reports Money saving Tips for Good Times and Bad

Author : Walter B. Leonard
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Offers advice for cutting costs on food, clothing, household expenses, travel, and health care

The Complete Guide to Renovating Older Homes

Author : Jeanne B. Lawson
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Old homes come with a character unmatched by recently built houses on the market The craftsmanship is often more distinct, the architectural elements more refined, the wood floors and trims more detailed, and the structure more solid and settled. A certain amount of renovation must be done to the older homes, and remodelling your home can make it come alive, fix its flaws, enhance its interior, and even make it more eco-friendly. However, renovating can be time consuming, expensive, and nerve-racking, leaving the homeowner in a dust whirl-wind with everything that needs to be done. This guide helps you to overcome these challenges bringing you home-owner bliss. To begin, you will learn how to estimate and stick to your renovation budget, as well as some key cost-cutting techniques to help you come in under budget. You will learn what building codes to follow before your begin your project, as well as the projects you can do on your own and what you might need professional assistance on. This book takes you through the complete remodelling process from the bottom up, beginning with the foundation. The book also presents ideas for renovating your family room, bedrooms, attic, basement, kitchen, and bathroom, as well as a variety of floor plans to follow if you need some help getting started. You will learn how to select and install cabinets and counter tops, as well as how to fully update sinks, taps, appliances, baths, showers and toilets. You will also learn how to overcome the challenges associated with water, electricity, asbestos, tanks and wells, and cesspools. There are step-by-step instructions for some of the most common projects, including installing drywall, upgrading windows and doors, and installing flooring. There is a section on exterior renovations, which contains information on skylights, garage doors, sunrooms, decks, and pools. Whether you are attempting your first project or are a seasoned professional, this is an indispensable companion for any homeowner with a project or two in mind.

Energy efficiency and fuel poverty

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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With failure to meet its statutory obligation to end fuel poverty imminent, the Government should instigate an action plan as a matter of urgency to help the millions of UK households who remain in fuel poverty as a result of fuel price rises. This report (HCP 37, session 2008-09, ISBN 9780215530622) on Energy efficiency and fuel poverty from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee states, that the Winter Fuel Payment should be made taxable and stopped for those paying higher rate tax so that more money can be directed to fund bigger and better-targeted energy efficiency programmes aimed in the first instance at the fuel poor. To ensure more rapid improvement of the entire English housing stock, the range of current energy efficiency programmes should be consolidated into one comprehensive area-based programme to upgrade all homes and to be delivered by local authorities. The Committee wants the Government to: produce a detailed "road map" setting out how to deliver a national plan to make every home in England energy efficient to a minimum SAP level of 65 and to SAP 81 wherever practicable (SAP is the Government's Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings and uses a scale of 1 to 100, with a higher rating indicating a better level of energy efficiency); create a central budget into which energy companies pay their CERT contributions so that they can be pooled with money from other programmes, to fund a single consolidated comprehensive, area-based programme led by local authorities to deliver the national plan. The Committee also concludes that: resources for tackling fuel poverty are inadequate and getting worse. Warm Front, should see its budget increased rather than cut repeatedly and should now be extended to include all hard-to-treat properties. All schemes designed to help the fuel poor or improve energy efficiency would be better targeted if those organisations in charge of their delivery had better access to data on a range of variables including energy efficiency levels in homes, household incomes and fuel costs. The Department for Energy & Climate Change should survey current data needs and access arrangements as a matter of urgency.

Money Saving Tips for the Frugal Horse Owner

Author : E. MacDonald
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I have accumulated a huge collection of money saving tips for horse ownership. It occurred to me that it might be a fun idea to sort everything into different subjects and compile a book that other horse owners looking for ideas could take advantage of. Many of these tips use natural, healthy ingredients that you probably already have on hand! I hope you enjoy my stories and hopefully you will be able to pick up some good ideas you can use as well.

Money saving Strategies for the Owner builder

Author : Robert L. Roy
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Environmental Science

Author : Daniel D. Chiras
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Completely updated, the seventh edition of 'Environmental Science' enlightens students on the fundamental causes of the current environmental crisis and offers ideas on how we, as a global community, can create a sustainable future.

Manufactured Homes

Author : Emanuel Levy
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This guide contains energy-saving tips, techniques and recommendations for owners of manufactured (mobile) homes. Contents: Is making your home more energy efficient the right step for you?; Using this guide; Improve heating system performance; Improve cooling system performance; Eliminate leaks in ducts; Improve lighting efficiency; Improve refrigerator performance; Improve water heater performance; Reduce solar heat; Improve window performance; Eliminate leaks in the walls, floor and ceiling; Insulate walls, floor and ceiling; Lifestyle tips to saving energy; For more information. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.

Money Saving Home Repair Guide

Author : Gary Paulsen
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Beautiful Homes Magazine

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