Redux : Designs That Reuse, Recycle and Reveal

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Redux offers a host of solutions for creating a green home with recycled, reused, and environmentally healthy materials, whether remodeling, redecorating, or building from the ground up. This book combines extensive salvage use with the larger goal of efficiency and environmentalism--and the results are simply stunning. With a focus on healthfulness, durability, and comfort, Roberts has assembled a collection of living spaces so innovative that it will turn the idea of "salvage" on its head. They span the spectrum of reuse, exemplifying the countless steps that homeowners can take to put a stamp of beauty and individuality on their home while providing the added benefits of being earth-friendlier, healthier, more self-reliant, and more efficient. Included are chapters that focus on Renovation (energy efficiency, salvaging, where to find good old stuff), Adaptation (preservation, old stuff to avoid, restoration) and New Construction (ecologically intelligent design, straw bale, and green architects). Whether it's salvaging lumber from a demolition site or choosing double-paned windows and chemically safe paints, this book will provide hundreds of ways to make old things new again. The tips and information here will be invaluable, no matter whether you're a "Do-It-Yourselfer" or a "Decide-It-Yourselfer!" Jennifer Roberts, author of Good Green Homes, launched two retail stores in San Francisco specializing in environmentally sensible consumer products, including household goods. She is a freelance writer and editor on topics that include energy-efficient building design and more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 218.4 x 246.4 x 27.9mm | 997.91g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 160 colour photographs
  • 1586857010
  • 9781586857011

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In varying shades of green, Redux features stunning homes that were built or remodeled to be healthier to live in, easier on the environment, more energy efficient and comfortable, and longer lasting than conventionally built homes. Homes showcased span the spectrum of reuse, from places where the recycling story is behind the walls to homes that wear their salvage on their sleeves. Many are eco-sensitive renovations of old or not-so-old houses. Some are green adaptations of buildings or other structures not originally intended to house people. Still others are brand-new homes built with reused materials, from salvaged airplane flaps to discarded billboards. Complete with practical tips and helpful resources, Redux offers a host of solutions for creating a green home with recycled, reused, and environmentally healthy materials. Whether you are remodeling, redecorating, or building from the ground up, you'll find that today's ecological design is diverse, covering the spectrum from cutting edge to traditional, from subtle to in-your-face, from city apartments to suburban dwellings to rural retreats. Jennifer Roberts has spent her career helping people make choices--at home and at work--that are easier on the environment. As a freelance writer and editor she advocates ways in which we can improve our environment and enrich our lives by building better buildings. She has worked as an environmental specialist for a Fortune 500 company and, in the early 1990s, she helped launch San Francisco's first environmental general stores, which introduced consumers to organically grown cotton clothes, energy-efficient lighting, colorful tableware made from recycled materials, and a host of other healthy and environmentally friendly alternatives to everyday household products. Educated at Dartmouth College and Stanford University, she has professional accreditation from LEED, the U.S. Green Building Council program that recognizes expertise in green building practices and principles. She is also the author of Good Green Homes: Creating Better Homes for a Healthier Planet. Roberts lives in San more

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