To complement the critical and objective view from the study of the sixty buildings this design manual has been developed which provides a more synthetic approach to the principles which lie behind successful daylight design. These principles are illustra
Easy, inexpensive, do-it-yourself solar energy projectsFeaturing step-by-step instructions and useful photos and illustrations, this hands-on guide is filled with solar energy solutions you can put to use right away.Solar Power for Your Homeshows you how to set up a variety of simple, money-saving solar projects quickly and easily, such as a solar water heater, a solar pool pump, solar lighting, a solar oven--and even a solar-powered lawn mower!Learn all about the different types of solar technologies, including passive solar and photovoltaic, and determine which best suits your projects. You'll get details on assessing current energy use in your home, estimating the costs of solar installations, and calculating your overall savings. Reduce your carbon footprint--and your energy costs--with help from this practical resource.Solar Power for Your Homecovers: History, benefits, and potential detriments of solar energy Fundamentals of solar technologies--passive solar, photovoltaic, concentrating solar energy, and more Evaluating home electricity consumption Creating a personal energy plan How and when to contract your solar project Emerging technologies--thin film, nano, and hybrid solar and solar storage Funding options including rebates, incentives, and grants Standards, conversions, and helpful resources
Toward a zero energy home : a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home
David Johnston & Scott Gibson.
Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, c2010.
A zero energy home-a home that produces as much energy as it consumes-is an idea whose time has come. By reducing or eliminating utility bills, zero energy homes offer a new direction for housing in America. It is a win for the homeowner, for the planet, and for a new generation of builders who are building houses that better meet the energy challenges ahead of us all.
Save Energy Cut Your Bills is full of practical advice on how to cut your consumption and costs at home. From reducing your fuel and electricity use to generating your own energy, it has solutions that will work for you, however busy you are. Book jacket.
Green sense for the home : rating the real payoff from 50 green home projects
Eric Corey Freed and Kevin Daum.
Newton, CT : Taunton Press, c2010.
Green architecture guru Eric Corey Freed and business expert Kevin Daum team up to give you the real deal on going green at homewhat's worth paying for and what's not, where to find all the rebates and credits out there, and what kind of savings you'll seeso you know when to spend and how to save. That's Green$ense!