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Energy Efficient Home - A Complete Guide

By Patrick Waterfield

ISBN: 9781861267795
PUBLISHED: 2006
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 40 colour photos; 40 colour illus

The age of cheap energy is over and energy costs will increase relentlessly in the future as demand outstrips supply. Energy-saving measures in the home will, therefore, become ever more cost-effective throughout lifetimes. This non-technical book is packed full of useful information and tips.

The book covers every aspect of the efficient consumption of energy in the home including the following: The position of the dwelling, its method of construction and the materials used. Energy rating and the legal framework. Insulation and U-values. Windows and doors. Conservatories, sunrooms and loft conversions. Heating and hot-water systems. Lighting and making the best use of daylight. Ventilation. Renewable energy technologies. Appliances, gadgets and housekeeping. The wider environmental issues including water economy and recycling.

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