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Green Up!: An A-Z of Environmentally Friendly Home Improvements

Handbook / Manual

By: Will Anderson

144 pages, diagrams

Green Books

Paperback | Oct 2007 | #171051 | ISBN-13: 9781903998946
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Green Up! is a compact reference guide to greening your house, from minor improvements - such as what paint to use - to major ones, such as how to choose and install solar electric panels. Structured in A-Z format, each entry lists an area for greening your house, and then describes the options available, the pros and cons, costs, risks and problems, as well as sources of information and advice. Drawing on his experience of having built his own eco-friendly house, Will Anderson writes from the perspective of having tackled these problems himself, but without assuming any prior technical knowledge on the part of the reader. Among the many topics covered are: paint, decoration, furniture and carpets; boilers, baths and plumbing; heating, lighting, insulation and energy; and gardens, fencing, paving, composting, and builders, architects and building regulations. Packed with practical, no-nonsense advice, "Green Up!" offers something for householders in every income bracket.


appliances architects baths and showers boilers builders building materials building regulations carpets composting conservatories cooling fabrics drainage draught-proofing electricity fencing floors furniture garden green roofs heat pumps heating systems insulation kitchen lighting paints paving plumbing rainwater collection roofs salvage solar electric panels solar hot water panels taps televisions toilets underfloor heating ventilation water recycling water turbines wind turbines wiring wood wood burners and boilers

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Will Anderson is a freelance researcher, writer and journalist. He has a published academic background in health and social research but now writes with a focus on ecological design: he is a regular contributor to The Independent and Timber Building. His several degrees include one in sustainable development. The building of his highly energy-efficient Tree House in Clapham, London, was the subject of his first book, Diary of an Eco-Builder (Green Books, 2006)

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