For a large number of homeowners, the importance of the environment has been highlighted as issues such as global warming becomes big news. With 7 chapters covering elements including Light, Power and Heat, this book covers alterations that anyone can make to their home, from changing to energy-saving lightbulbs and harvesting rainwater to harnessing sunlight through solar panels. Information is given on changes from the very small through to major projects that will male homes healthier and more sustainable. "Converting to an Eco-friendly Home" is a highly informative, easy-access book which provides clear and concise advice on what you can do around the house to help the environment. This book will be an indispensable guide, both for those people who aim to do some of the work themselves, as well as those employing designers and builders to realise their plans for a 'greener', more sustainable home.
Paul Hymers, MIAS, MBEng, is a corporate building engineer who works as a Building Control Officer for his local council in Kent. He checks and approves plans and monitors work in progress. He is the author of the hugely successful Home Extensions, Home Conversions, Home Renovations and Home Alterations and Repairs, also published by New Holland. He lives in Ashford in Kent.