Your Eco-Friendly Home

Your Eco-Friendly Home

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More and more people are becoming interested not just in living green, but particularly in living in a home that's ecologically sound. With thousands of new eco-minded houses being built, and the real estate market becoming more attuned to home-buyers' interests, demand for ecologically efficient living spaces is still exceeding the supply. Yet few resources exist for those wanting to build, buy, or remodel their own home to use less energy and be environmentally sensitive. Your Eco-Friendly Home shows readers how they can: find, finance, and buy eco-friendly real estate a€c work with eco-conscious agents and brokers a€c use environmentally friendly materials and techniques for interiors and exteriors a€c make their homes and landscaping more efficient a€c take advantage of tax incentives for going green This practical, reader-friendly guide gives readers all the guidance they need to easily become ecologically responsible homeowners.They are not a do-it-yourself application; trained installers and equipment are necessary for a quality job. And youa#39;ll ... EPS has the lower R-value, about 4 per inch, and costs about 40 cents a square foot for a 1-inch thick panel. ... For instance, in colder areas minimum attic insulation should be R-38, with R-19 for the walls.

Title:Your Eco-Friendly Home
Author:Sid DAVIS
Publisher:AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn - 2008-11-12


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