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Home Sweet Zero Energy Home

By Barry Rehfeld

Zero Energy Home: Home Sweet Zero Energy Home by Barry Rehfeld, Healthy Home & Green Living Books & Videos - HealthyHouseInstitute.com

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New Society Publishers

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Gabriola Island, BC  V0R 1X0 USA

800-567-6772

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Zero energy homes produce at least as much energy as they consume through a combination of energy efficiencies, passive design and renewable energy production. California has adopted zero net energy as the new residential standard for 2020; many other governments are considering similar policies. Developing zero energy homes is the first step towards making all buildings zero energy — a critical step in mitigating climate change, since buildings account for 40% of material and energy use worldwide.

 

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Home Sweet Zero Energy Home, by Barry Rehfeld, is a practical guidebook that clearly shows how zero energy homes can be good, livable, affordable homes. The author identifies all the pieces of the zero energy puzzle and how they fall into place, and explains how homeowners and buyers can also take smaller steps towards sharply reducing the energy use of existing buildings. Focusing on real costs and savings, this book takes an in depth look at:

  • Site selection and passive design
  • Insulation, windows, doors and building materials
  • Heating and cooling
  • Appliances and electronics
  • Financial resources and incentives.
Whether you are a prospective buyer, owner, or developer, Home Sweet Zero Energy Home is your guide to creating a more comfortable, efficient, environmentally friendly home without breaking your back or your bank account.

 

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Home Sweet Zero Energy Home:  Created on December 21st, 2011.  Last Modified on December 22nd, 2011

 

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