Designing & Landscaping the Family Home
If you are tired of paying outrageous heating bills then this is the book for you.
Designing & Landscaping the Family Home
Designing & Landscaping the Family Home
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This book is perfect for people who are thinking of building a new house in the next couple of years but donít want to pay exorbitant energy bills. The book was based on authorís own 5500 square foot home located 150 km north of Edmonton, that cost less than $35 per square foot to build (In 2000) and uses less than $200 of natural gas per year to heat (averaged over the last seven years). Topics include principles of energy efficiency, how the weather affects your home, proper time to build, orientation, alternative energy and landscaping for energy efficiency.
Chapters of this invaluable reference volume include
  • Understanding the effects of weather
  • Techniques for weatherproofing
  • Heating your home for free
  • Alternate energy sources
  • Saving big money on construction costs
  • Timing building to save money
  • Integrating home and landscape design

Price last updated on Apr 15, 2007 Listing of Books

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