It’s one thing to select an energy efficient appliance or a low-flow water fixture – but where do you start when you want to create an entire green home? David Johnston’s Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy Efficient Home Construction is a great place to begin, with practical tips on a wide range of eco-friendly building materials and techniques.
Green from the Ground up is useful for both homeowners who want to understand sustainable building practices, as well as builders or architects who want to be able to communicate more clearly with their clients. It addresses new construction and renovations while considering issues including site selection, landscaping, and choosing materials.
Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction (Builder’s Guide) by David Johnston, $16.47 at Amazon.