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Green Building and Remodeling for Dummies

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Want to build responsibly, reduce waste, and help preserve the environment? "Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies" is your friendly, step-by-step guide to every facet of this Earth-friendly method of construction. Building a home--even a green home--uses plenty of resources and energy. This practical, hands-on book shows you how to build or remodel conscientiously, ...more
Paperback, 361 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by For Dummies
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John Chaisson
Oct 07, 2016 John Chaisson rated it did not like it
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Eric Corey Freed is successful to the point of being able to orally sprout organic architecture mumbo jumbo and gain notoriety because of it. The sad thing, he is also incapable of getting a simple 1500 sq ft commercial
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Colin Price
Apr 14, 2012 Colin Price rated it really liked it
More useful to me than the Building Your Own Home for Dummies was, but perhaps that had more to do with this book being a better philosophical match for me than its counterpart. The book provides a thorough, though by no means exhaustive, survey of green building materials in all aspects of the building process. It does a great job of evaluating all the pros and cons of different materials and techniques showing that there are many thoughtful choices to make in constructing a home with a minimal ...more
Tyler
Jan 28, 2010 Tyler rated it did not like it
This book is useful for introducing you to ideas you hadn't considered in making a house more green. But if you're hoping for some practical criteria for deciding which ideas have merit, look elsewhere. The author seems to want to present every concept, from rammed earth houses to bioremediation ponds, as the Best Idea Ever.

This book sent me on a lot of investigations, but ultimately will have very little impact on the home we build. I'm now checking out Green from the Ground Up and it seems lik
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Samantha
Aug 06, 2008 Samantha rated it really liked it
This book had a concise, well organized review of different green techniques that go into building or remodeling a home. As someone who is already familiar with architecture, this book was a helpful overview for me, and I read through it and learned several new concepts that I will undoubtedly use in the future. For someone completely new to this stuff, it was simply enough that you could learn without getting frustrated.

All in all, an interesting, useful read.
Reed Robinson
Mar 17, 2010 Reed Robinson rated it it was ok
Some useful information for those new to the idea of green building. As a construction manager/ business owner this book will not provide the details that one would need to know to have a successful business. A good beginner book
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