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Green Building Products: The GreenSpec Guide to Residential Building Materials

ISBN13: 9780865715707
ISBN: 086571570X
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $34.95
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Published Date:
Edition 2
Pages: 352
Average Goodreads rating: 3.38/5 (7 ratings)

Interest in sustainable, green building practices is greater than ever. Whether concerned about allergies, energy costs, old-growth forests, or durability and long-term value, homeowners and builders are looking for ways to ensure that their homes are healthy, safe, beautiful, and efficient.

In these pages are descriptions and manufacturer contact information for more than 1,400 environmentally preferable products and materials. All phases of residential construction, from sitework to flooring to renewable energy, are covered. Products are grouped by function, and each chapter begins with a discussion of key environmental considerations, and what to look for in a green product. Over 40% revised, this updated edition includes over 120 new products. Categories of products include:

Sitework and landscaping
Outdoor structures
Foundations, footers and slabs
Structural systems and components
Exterior finish and trim
Doors and windows
Flooring and floor coverings
Interior finish and trim
Caulks and adhesives
Paints and coatings
Mechanical systems/HVAC
Plumbing, electrical and lighting
Furniture and furnishings
Renewable energy
Distributors and retailers
An index of products and manufacturers makes for easy navigation. There is no more comprehensive resource for both the engaged homeowner and those who design and build homes.