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Home Sweet Zero Energy Home

What It Takes To Develop Great Homes That Won't Cost Anything To Heat, Cool Or Light Up, Without Going Broke Or Crazy

By Barry J. Rehfeld


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 forty percent of material and energy use worldwide.


Home Sweet Zero Energy Home is the first 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 complete guide to creating a more comfortable, efficient, environmentally friendly home without breaking your back or your bank account.


Barry Rehfeld has been a journalist for over thirty years and is the founder of the website Zero Energy Intelligence, where he writes about everything you need to know to build, buy, or renovate a home that produces as much energy as it uses.


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ISBN

0865716986


Format: Book
Author: Rehfeld, Barry J.
Title: Home sweet zero energy home : what it takes to develop great homes that won't cost anything to heat, cool or light up, without going broke or crazy / Barry Rehfeld.
Publisher Date: Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2011.
Subject: Dwellings -- Energy conservation Renewable energy sources Sustainable living Dwellings -- Energy consumption
Isbn: 0865716986 9780865716988
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: 644 Reh
Oclc: 709681570
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Bib Id: 369039

Format: Book
Author: Rehfeld, Barry J.
Title: Home sweet zero energy home : what it takes to develop great homes that won't cost anything to heat, cool or light up, without going broke or crazy / Barry Rehfeld.
Publisher, Date: Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2011.
Description: x, 197 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Dwellings -- Energy conservation
Subjects: Renewable energy sources
Subjects: Sustainable living
Subjects: Dwellings -- Energy consumption
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-178) and index.
ISBN: 0865716986
ISBN: 9780865716988
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 644 Reh