Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies by Eric Corey Freed
I learned yesterday from the New York
Times on a new book on the Dummies series, and this time a
green one: Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies by
Eric Corey Freed.
The book, according to its website, is "your friendly,
step-by-step guide to every facet of this Earth-friendly method
Eric Corey Freed, is an architect from San Francisco, CA,
the founder of and principal architect at organicARCHITECT,
a firm at the heart of the environmental movement that designs
environmentally-friendly homes throughout the U.S.
The Founding Chair of Architecture for The San Francisco
Design Museum, he teaches at the Academy of Art University
and UC-Berkeley, sits on the Environmental Committee of The
Commonwealth Club of California, and writes a syndicated monthly
column for GreenerBuildings.com.
The book provides an introduction to every facet of green
building, from start to finish, including the materials, architecture,
and construction methods of green building and remodeling
for both homeowners and professionals such as architects,
interior designers, and contractors.
The chapters are organized in five parts: The Need for Green,
Paying Attention to Material Matters, Green Building Methods,
Green building Systems and Site Planning, and The Part of
Tens (top ten checklists).
I like the Dummies series and therefore I was happy to hear
about this one. I agree what I read on Sustainable
Design Update - this book is certainly another sign that
green building goes mainstream.
Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies may not be the
only book you need to read if you want to build a green house
or remodel your apartment and make it more efficient and eco-friendly,
but it's definitely a good place to start at. Mr. Freed according
to the NYT cut out the technical complexities, so it should
also be a good book to anyone who just want to get to know
better what green building is all about.
You're welcome to search inside the book at Amazon.com and
learn about it a little more.
book review was original posted at the Eco-Libris blog.
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