Toward a Zero Energy Home A Complete Guide to Energy Self-Sufficiency at Home

ISBN-10: 1600851436

ISBN-13: 9781600851438

Edition: 2010

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List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.74" wide x 9.52" long x 0.54" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

SCOTT GIBSON is a woodworker and former editor of Fine Woodworking magazine. He now writes for a number of publications, including Fine Homebuilding. He is the author of The Workshop and Bathroom Ideas that Work and co-author of Green from the Ground Up and Toward a Zero Energy Home. PETER TURNER designs and builds furniture at his home in South Portland, Maine.

Introduction: The Case for Zero Energy Houses
The Building Envelope
Building Science 101
Learning from the Passive House Movement
The Diversity of Framing Practices
Attic and Roofing Systems
Insulation Choices and Strategies
Testing the Building
Putting It Alt Together
Case Study: High Heat
Case Study: A Butterfly Home in the City
Case Study: Outside-in Retrofit
Passive Solar Design
Passive Solar in the 1970s
The Design Process
Choosing Glazing
Thermal Mass
Solar Shading
Principles of Passive Solar Design
Case Study: PassivHaus Retrofit
Case Study: Bringing 1887 into the 21st Century
Case Study: Target Zero House in Taos
Renewable Energy
From Sunlight Alone, Clean Electricity
Harnessing the Power of the Wind
Making Hot Water with the Sun
Sizing a Renewable Energy System
Look at All the Renewable Energy Options
Case Study: The Good Life in Vermont
Case Study: The Next West House
Case Study: High-End Lakeside Retrofit
Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation
Options for Heat
Heat Pumps Provide Both Heating and Cooling
Electric-Resistance Heat Can Work in a Net Zero House
Wood and Other Forms of Biomass
Getting Heat Around the House
Keeping the House Cool
Ventilation for a Healthy House
Heating Water
Case Study: A Solar Jewel in Boulder
Case Study: Reinventing the High Rise
Case Study: All-Electric House: $1.16 a Day
Living a Zero Energy Life
It's Just Not Low Energy Bills
Gaining a New Appreciation for Energy
Mechanical Systems are More Complicated
Fighting the Perceptions of High Cost
Marketing the Zero Energy House
A House That's Also a Classroom
Case Study: Affordable Housing Meets Zero Energy
Energy Modeling Software
Air Changes per Hour: 50 Pascals of Pressure
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