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Author Holladay, Martin.

Title Musings of an energy nerd : toward an energy-efficient home / Martin Holladay.

Publication Info. Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, Inc., [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    696 HOL    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    696 HOL    Available
Description 267 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary "In this fascinating collection of postings from his popular "Musings of an Energy Nerd" blog, Green Building Advisor's Martin Holladay cuts through the hype and myths about energy efficiency, sustainability, and green building to present the very best ways to make your home more energy efficient.... The book begins with an overview of energy priorities, and a discussion of what we mean by terms like green and sustainable. Martin presents several options for energy upgrades for an existing house (from replacing windows to adding superinsulation) before looking at ways to improve the energy efficiency of a new house. Separate chapters follow on HVAC, domestic hot water, appliances, and renewable energy, before the book wraps up with an eye-opening chapter on useless products, scams, and myths (including Martin's list of "Stupid Energy-Saving Tips")" --
Bibliography Includes bibliography and index.
Contents Construction basics -- building science -- Energy modeling -- Airtightness -- Insulation -- Windows -- HVAC -- Passivhaus standard.
Subject Dwellings -- Energy conservation.
Ecological houses.
ISBN 9781631862564

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