Toward a zero energy home: a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home

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A Zero Energy Home (ZEH) – a home that produces as much energy as it consumes – is an idea whose time has come! Authors David Johnston and Scott Gibson (Green from the Ground Up) explore the design and construction of self-sufficient houses from start to finish.

They make the case for a ZEH; cite climate and geographic challenges; describe exactly how to go about building an energy-efficient home; and feature ten houses that were built for zero energy living. With unequaled knowledge and a passion for the subject, the authors walk readers through the process of building and living in a truly green home.

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subject_facet Dwellings -- Energy conservation, Ecological houses
table_of_contents The building envelope. Building science 101 ; Learning from the passive house movement ; The diversity of framing practices ; Attic and roofing systems ; Insulation choices and strategies ; Testing the building ; Putting it all together ; Case study : high heat ; Case study : a butterfly home in the city ; Case study : outside-in retrofit -- Passive solar design. Passive solar in the 1970s ; The design process ; Choosing glazing ; Thermal mass ; Solar shading ; Principles of passive solar design ; Case study : PassivHaus retrofit ; Case study : bringing 1887 into the 21st century ; Case study : target zero house in Taos -- Renewable energy. From sunlight alone, clean electricity ; Harnessing the power of the wind ; Making hot water with the sun ; Sizing a renewable energy system ; Look at all the renewable energy options ; Case study : the good life in Vermont ; Case study : the Next West house ; Case study : high-end lakeside retrofit -- Heating, cooling, and ventilation. Options for heat ; Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling ; Electric-resistance heat can work in a net zero house ; Wood and other forms of biomass ; Getting heat around the house ; Keeping the house cool ; Ventilation for a healthy house ; Heating water ; Case study : a solar jewel in Boulder ; Case study : reinventing the high rise ; Case study : all-electric house : $1.16 a day -- Living a zero energy life. It's not just low energy bills ; Gaining a new appreciation for energy ; Mechanical systems are more complicated ; Fighting the perceptions of high cost; Marketing the zero energy house ; A house that's also a classroom ; Case study : affordable housing meets zero energy -- Appendix 1. Energy modeling software -- Appendix 2. Air changes per hour : 50 pascals of pressure.
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title Toward a zero energy home : a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home
title_display Toward a zero energy home : a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home
title_full Toward a zero energy home : a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home / David Johnston & Scott Gibson
title_short Toward a zero energy home :
title_sort toward a zero energy home a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home
title_sub a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home