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Main Title The carbon-free home : 36 remodeling projects to help kick the fossil-fuel habit /
Author Hren, Stephen,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hren, Rebekah,
Publisher Chelsea Green Pub.,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 193904657
ISBN 9781933392622; 1933392622
Subjects Ecological houses. ; Dwellings--Energy conservation. ; Sustainable living.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  TH4860.H84 2008 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/13/2009 STATUS
EOAM  TH4860.H84 2008 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 09/30/2015
Collation xix, 260 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Understanding energy -- Renewable electricity -- Appliances and lighting -- Cooking -- Refrigeration -- Domestic hot water -- Heating -- Rainwater -- Waste -- Food and landscaping -- Transportation -- Conclusion. Having weaned themselves completely from fossil fuels in their conventional 1930s urban house, Stephen and Rebekah Hren provide a map for others to do the same. Their book shows first how to reduce energy consumption, then to retrofit existing homes to obtain all heating, cooling, cooking, refrigeration, hot water, and electricity from renewable resources. The Hrens also provide advice on sustainable, low-impact methods of transportation and home gardening. These practical approaches, many of which are suitable for renters as well as owners, fit anyone's budget and can be implemented over time to progressively liberate a home from fossil-fuel dependency.--COVER.