Summary: 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 are covered. Pro ...show moreducts 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 percent revised, this updated edition includes over 120 new products. Categories of products include: Sitework and landscaping Flooring and floor coverings Decking Interior/exterior finish and trim Foundations, footers, and slabs Paints and coatings Structural systems and components Mechanical systems/HVAC Sheathing Plumbing, electrical, and lighting Doors and windows Furniture and furnishings Insulation Distributors and retailers ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 3RD 08
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