The Resource Green Your Home : The Complete Guide To Making Your New Or Existing Home Environmentally Healthy, (electronic resource)

Green Your Home : The Complete Guide To Making Your New Or Existing Home Environmentally Healthy, (electronic resource)

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Green Your Home : The Complete Guide To Making Your New Or Existing Home Environmentally Healthy
Title
Green Your Home
Title remainder
The Complete Guide To Making Your New Or Existing Home Environmentally Healthy
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Greening your home simply means finding things you can do around the house to reduce your impact on the planet. Things that green your home usually make it a safer and healthier place to live in as well; this new book will present thousands of low or no cost ways to make your home environmentally friendly. You will learn 101 things you can do today to help save the planet. If you are building a new home these include how to locate a green-friendly architect and contractor, using energy-efficient appliances, using renewable energy systems, such as solar and wind, selecting earth-friendly products and materials, installing energy-efficient windows and skylights, and planting a green roof. Other great, environmentally friendly tips and tricks include stopping electronic waste and junk mail, non-toxic paints and stains, eco-friendly flooring, kitchen, and bath supplies, earth-friendly weed-killers, citrus pest killer, organic soils, compost, and fertilizers, and even plants that reduce indoor air pollution, rain barrels, smart sprinklers, water efficiency, tankless water heaters, energy efficiency, tax credits for earth friendly choices, environmentally friendly landscaping, plantings, fertilizers, and mulch. We dissected your house, looking for easy (but not always obvious) ways that homeowners can conserve energy and water - and money at the same time. Here is an example: Replace just five of your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (which use two-thirds less energy, generate 70 percent less heat, and last up to ten times longer), and you will save an estimated $35 to $65 a year in energy costs. You will also learn about the award-winning Caroma "dual-flush" toilet from Australia, an eco-friendly toilet whose half- and full-flush modes can save more than 65 percent of your toilet's annual water usage. There are hundreds of other great suggestions in this new and up-to-date book that will make your home greener simply and quickly
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
643
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ecological houses
  • Sustainable living
  • Environmental protection
  • Home economics
Target audience
adult
Label
Green Your Home : The Complete Guide To Making Your New Or Existing Home Environmentally Healthy, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11386912
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781601384751
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11386912
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Green Your Home : The Complete Guide To Making Your New Or Existing Home Environmentally Healthy, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11386912
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781601384751
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11386912
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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