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Green From the Ground Up
Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction

by David Johnston & Scott Gibson

      Green, sustainable, energy efficient, healthy construction is the building trend of the decade. In response to the heightened interest in adopting green building practices, David Johnston and Scott Gibson have collaborated to create the definitive manual for today's green contractor or concerned homeowner.

Whether planning a new home or considering a remodeling project, you'll discover plenty of ideas and tips that will make this a valuable reference to keep at your side throughout the entire process.

You'll find 300 photographs and 60 illustrations plus special sidebars that highlight "The Green Factor" and "Best Practices".

Although it might appear this book is better suited for the professional builder, I found it easy to understand. I believe any homeowner can benefit from reading "Green From the Ground Up". For example, I'd pay close attention to what the author has to say in the roofing and windows sections before I either replaced my existing roof or had new windows installed.

The Book

Taunton Press
April 2008
Non-fiction / House / Home
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The Reviewer

Bob Walch
Reviewed 2008
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