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Making Your Home Sustainable :   A Guide To Retrofitting

 

Making Your Home Sustainable
A Guide To Retrofitting


Author:  Derek Wrigley

ISBN: 1920769498



Making Your Home Sustainable covers all kinds of ways you can retrofit your house to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Some of the concepts covered are:

  • Recognising retrofitting possibilities, when looking to buy a house... what to look for, and beware of.
  • Free hot water from the sun, and where to locate your panels.
  • How to improve windows, depending on their orientation, for both heating and cooling elements.
  • Other ways of utilising sunshine.
  • Appliances and photovoltaic power.
  • Using house mass for temperature control.
  • Insulation and ventilation.
  • Water- collection, consumption, waste water.
  • Utilising your garden to help with heating and cooling.
  • What projects should you attempt first.
  • Financing your retrofit.
  • What can renters do?



This is a very good book for anyone planning to retrofit their home... or looking for a house to retrofit.

A quote by "Anonymous" from the book:


"Our green buildings will not poison the air, nor the soul with artificiality.  Instead they will create delight when entered, serenity & health when occupied & regret when departing.  They will grow organically in and from their place, integrating people within the rest of the natural world, do no harm to their occupants or to the earth, foster more diverse & abundant life than they borrow, take less than they give back.  They will not only be useful but an aesthetic and spiritual challenge."


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