Now, more than ever, as we reach a point of possible irreversible climate change we see the need for conservation and sustainability of energy and resources, from the home to industry, to the way we live and plan to live in the future. The Energy Wise Home offers sustainable suggestions for obtaining a "green" home, while saving you money. 36 Graphs; 16 Tables, unspecified; 7 Halftones, black and white
When picking out a home, there are a number of aspects to keep in mind: location, size, and layout. One issue that many people neglect is energy conservation, which is quickly becoming one of the most important aspects of modern life. How do make your home energy wise? Where do you start? What aspects of home living can affect, and be affected by, our energy choices? This task can be momentous and intimidating. The Energy Wise Home: Practical Ideas for Saving Energy, Money, and the Planet makes it easy. Jeff Dondero walks you through your home's walls, doors, windows, and roof, room by room and appliance by appliance, breaking them down into simple terms so that you can make the smartest energy and resource choices possible. He even covers gardens and garages, explaining what household items cost to run, how to conserve energy when using them, giving guidance on what's sustainable and what isn't. This encyclopedic manual is very helpful for understanding the machine that is your house, and how to keep it maintained and running well and "green" while saving you money. This guide is a great fit to make sure that you make the best of your home and the resources that power and run it.Conservation in the home is something that you owe to yourself, your family, and your planet.