Excellent book …Home Refurbishment the Sustainable

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David Thorpe, “Sustainable Home Refurbishment: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Retrofitting Homes for Efficiency (Earthscan Expert Series)”
English | ISBN 10: 1844078760 | 2010 | PDF | 192 pages | 7.4 MB

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A retro-fit offers many benefits: cutting electricity and heating bills, increasing the resale value of homes, slashing carbon emissions and creating a healthier place to live. This book is the guide to making it happen. It looks at: – draught-proofing, insulation and damp – ventilation, heating and cooling – electrical efficiency and renewable energy – water use and re-use – materials’ life cycles and incorporating nature – protection from climate change impacts – modelling energy flows and embodied energy – how we can meet the need to cut carbon emissions from dwellings by 80% by 2050.

Projects can apply to apartment blocks, recent builds and older, solid-walled properties. Enlivened with helpful diagrams and photographs, plus plenty of pointers for further information, it provides a comprehensive resource handbook for any building professional and contractor, students – or any homeowner serious about efficiency (cash and carbon) savings.

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