The Energy Smart House

The Energy Smart House Author Fine Homebuilding
ISBN-10 9781600854095
Release 2011
Pages 188
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Energy efficiency begins at home. Nobody knows this better than homeowners, remodelers, builders, and designers looking to cut back and save more. This is the place to start--"The Energy-Smart House" is a must-have for those concerned about rising home energy costs. Written by builders and energy experts from all over the country, the contributing authors are seasoned professionals whose articles have appeared in "Fine Homebuilding "magazine. Becoming "energy smart" is the goal, and this book details the methods, materials, and technology needed to achieve just that. Along with 200 photos and 50 illustrations, the insight shared from the pros will give readers the most up-to-date ways to keep costs down.



Green from the Ground Up

Green from the Ground Up Author David Johnston
ISBN-10 9781561589739
Release 2008
Pages 330
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Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.



Energy Efficient Computing and Networking

Energy Efficient Computing and Networking Author Nikos Hatziargyriou
ISBN-10 9783642193224
Release 2011-03-07
Pages 243
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This book constitutes the postproceedings of the First International Conference on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking, E-Energy, held in Passau, Germany in April 2010. The 23 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the post-proceedings. The papers are organized in topical sections on energy market and algorithms, ICT technology for the energy market, implementation of smart grid and smart home technology, microgrids and energy management, and energy efficiency through distributed energy management and buildings.



Energy Wise Landscape Design

Energy Wise Landscape Design Author Sue Reed
ISBN-10 9781550924435
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 304
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Save money and energy while adding natural beauty to your home.



Prefabulous Sustainable

Prefabulous   Sustainable Author Sheri Koones
ISBN-10 9781613126462
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 240
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Prefabulous and Sustainable dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green prefab homes are. In this guide to prefab home-building author Sheri Koones, demystifies the prefabricated house by using 25 unique homes to showcase how factory-built homes are greener, more efficient, sturdier, and more cost-effective than site-built homes. The book is divided into 3 categories—green, greener, greenest—and the homes featured vary in style, design, type of construction, and size. All of the homes included in Prefabulous and Sustainable have been customized to create a level of sustainability beyond the inherent qualities of prefab. Written in an easy to understand and approachable style, author Sheri Koones walks the readers through each of the homes, explaining the materials, strategies, and systems used to create a sustainable living environment. Photographs, captions, floor plans, and sidebars illustrate to readers that green living is not as complicated as one might think, and attainable for everyone. Also included is a resource guide, making this book a hand-on guide for homebuilders. Praise for Prefabulous + Sustainable “Authoritative and beautiful. Once again, Koones builds her case for pre-fab thoroughly, and presents it in a compelling, well-organized package.” —Allen Norwood, NAREE Book Competition Head Judge



Home Energy Information

Home Energy Information Author David Green
ISBN-10 9783319113494
Release 2014-11-17
Pages 56
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The book contains the data required to measure and manage energy consumption in residential buildings. This book describes energy information in detail so that any homeowner can measure energy use on a continuing basis, make decisions regarding how to conserve energy, implement improvements, then monitor the results of those improvements. In the past, it has been difficult to collect residential energy consumption data in real-time. This book helps overcome that challenge by teaching readers how to use self-installed data collection devices that monitor consumption of circuits or appliances, along with freely available information to benchmark against other homes in the area. It demonstrates how information derived from many sources, such as the kWh listed on an electric bill, can be combined into simple calculations that illuminate how well conservation efforts are working from day to day, month to month, or year to year. Homeowners have ultimate control over the decision making process required to realize energy savings. This book simplifies the tasks of collecting, calculating and reporting energy information to the homeowner, putting the power to conserve energy in the hands of the people who will ultimately benefit the most directly from conservation efforts.



Toward a Zero Energy Home

Toward a Zero Energy Home Author David Johnston
ISBN-10 1600851436
Release 2010
Pages 250
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If bread is the staff of life, then this book by renowned artisanal baker Daniel Leader is every home baker's must-have cookbook. Featuring an amazing array of incredible delicacies made with yeast, it's the perfect combination of easy and sophisticated recipes, with the keys to unlocking basics of working with yeasted doughs. Who can resist a collection of 50 mouthwatering treats, essential recipes for everyone who loves bread? The menu includes must-bake breakfast classics like crumpets and English muffins and three irresistible Bs: bagels, brioche and bialys, plus rarer treats such as cider doughnuts, beignets, babka and monkey bread. Bakers of all skill levels will learn tips and trade secrets from Leader, who has shared his vast knowledge with people around the world.



Insulate and Weatherize

Insulate and Weatherize Author Bruce Harley
ISBN-10 1600854680
Release 2012
Pages 233
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Offers insulating and weatherizing advice from choosing the best insulation materials and improving window performance to planning energy conserving upgrades and sealing air leaks in an attic.



Ecological Design of Smart Home Networks

Ecological Design of Smart Home Networks Author N. Saito
ISBN-10 9781782421245
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 130
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This book provides an authoritative guide for postgraduate students and academic researchers in electronics, computer and network engineering, telecommunications, energy technology and home automation, as well as R&D managers in industrial sectors such as wireless technology, consumer electronics, telecommunications and networking, information technology, energy technology and home automation. Part One outlines the key principles and technologies needed for ecological smart home networks. Beginning with a thorough overview of the concept behind ecological smart home network design, the book reviews such important areas as power line communications, hybrid systems and middleware platforms. Part Two then goes on to discuss some important applications of this technology, with wireless smart sensor networks for home and telecare, and smart home networking for content and energy management (including the intelligent Zero Emission Urban System), all explored in detail. More systematic and comprehensive coverage: the book covers ecological design and technology requirements, performance and applications for smart home networks Better focus on industry needs: the book covers current and emerging smart home networking technologies. It explains how the technologies work, how they have developed, their capabilities and the markets that they target Better coverage of the best international research: the book is multi-contributor and brings together the leading researchers from around the world



Smart Energy Grid Engineering

Smart Energy Grid Engineering Author Hossam Gabbar
ISBN-10 9780128092323
Release 2016-10-12
Pages 568
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Smart Energy Grid Engineering provides in-depth detail on the various important engineering challenges of smart energy grid design and operation by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid. Governments around the world are investing heavily in smart energy grids to ensure optimum energy use and supply, enable better planning for outage responses and recovery, and facilitate the integration of heterogeneous technologies such as renewable energy systems, electrical vehicle networks, and smart homes around the grid. By looking at case studies and best practices that illustrate how to implement smart energy grid infrastructures and analyze the technical details involved in tackling emerging challenges, this valuable reference considers the important engineering aspects of design and implementation, energy generation, utilization and energy conservation, intelligent control and monitoring data analysis security, and asset integrity. Includes detailed support to integrate systems for smart grid infrastructures Features global case studies outlining design components and their integration within the grid Provides examples and best practices from industry that will assist in the migration to smart grids



The Earth Detective Activity Book

The Earth Detective Activity Book Author Lauren Princi
ISBN-10 9781863977579
Release 2008
Pages 28
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The Earth Detective Activity Book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Earth Detective Activity Book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Earth Detective Activity Book book for free.



Green Home Building

Green Home Building Author Miki Cook
ISBN-10 9781550925739
Release 2014-08-18
Pages 432
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According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium" products, finishes, and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home projects end up over budget or fail to achieve their environmental and performance goals. Green Home Building explodes the myth that green homes have to cost more. Using proven methods based on applied building science, the authors show how to: * Lower base construction costs to provide funding for high performance upgrades * Achieve a net-zero energy home, including "zero-ing" water, waste, carbon, and associated costs within fifteen years * Live affordably into the future, despite anticipated rising costs for fuel, water, materials, taxes, and health care This comprehensive guide to building green on any budget defines the strategies that maximize the return on green investments. Written for anyone who has ever been swayed by the argument that the price tag limits how green a home can be, Green Home Building is a must-read for builders, contractors, architects, designers, and homeowners. Miki Cook is a green building and sustainability consultant who has dedicated her career to educating contractors and the public on the strategies, methods, and benefits of green homes. Doug Garrett has trained thousands of homebuilders, architects, and sub-contractors to build energy-efficient homes using applied building science to improve comfort, durability, and healthfulness while meeting or exceeding the energy code.



A Senior Smart House

A Senior Smart House Author Teri Lyn Vander Heiden
ISBN-10 9781503568167
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 30
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A Senior Smart House

Have trouble turning on water faucets? Use smart plumbing fixtures that turn on by sensing your hand. The water cools and warms the same way. Take your hand away, and the water turns off.

Is it difficult to turn the key to your home? Why not try a programmable digital door opener— use your iPad from a distance and open it by program. The iPad can also turn on and off the lights as well as the heat and cooling system. When you’re away from home, security cameras inside and outside can be viewed on your device. Technology is changing on a day-to-day basis that can help a senior citizen in the comfort of their home. Consider visiting the Senior Smart House and see the Pella windows that are the walls to the Smart House.

A Senior Smart House is a prototype home for a handicapped person to live in and enjoy and feel independent. It is a unique system that takes care of you with thoughtful designs and technology to make everyday activities easy for anyone.



Smart Cities and Homes

Smart Cities and Homes Author Mohammad S Obaidat
ISBN-10 9780128034637
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 452
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Smart Cities and Homes: Key Enabling Technologies explores the fundamental principles and concepts of the key enabling technologies for smart cities and homes, disseminating the latest research and development efforts in the field through the use of numerous case studies and examples. Smart cities use digital technologies embedded across all their functions to enhance the wellbeing of citizens. Cities that utilize these technologies report enhancements in power efficiency, water use, traffic congestion, environmental protection, pollution reduction, senior citizens care, public safety and security, literacy rates, and more. This book brings together the most important breakthroughs and advances in a coherent fashion, highlighting the interconnections between the works in different areas of computing, exploring both new and emerging computer networking systems and other computing technologies, such as wireless sensor networks, vehicle ad hoc networks, smart girds, cloud computing, and data analytics and their roles in creating environmentally friendly, secure, and prosperous cities and homes. Intended for researchers and practitioners, the book discusses the pervasive and cooperative computing technologies that will perform a central role for handling the challenges of urbanization and demographic change. Includes case studies and contributions from prominent researchers and practitioners from around the globe Explores the latest methodologies, theories, tools, applications, trends, challenges, and strategies needed to build smart cities and homes from the bottom up Provides a pedagogy that includes PowerPoint slides, key terms, and a comprehensive bibliography



The New Net Zero

The New Net Zero Author Bill Maclay
ISBN-10 9781603584487
Release 2014-04
Pages 576
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The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it's net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design's new-frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral. In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously--among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding. Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more. The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences. Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.



Clear Home Clear Heart

Clear Home  Clear Heart Author Jean Haner
ISBN-10 1401951546
Release 2017-03-14
Pages
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Clear Home Clear Heart has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Clear Home Clear Heart also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Clear Home Clear Heart book for free.



Greeniology

Greeniology Author Tanya Ha
ISBN-10 0522854117
Release 2007
Pages 324
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Being green is easier than you think. Greeniology is a practical, comprehensive and fun guide to local environmental action in your home, at work and on holiday. It's about living in comfort and style, and in harmony with the natural environment. Tanya Ha's green living advice, tips and ideas for the beginner and committed tree-hugger alike will compel you to change your life, and to be part of the solution to our planet's problems. As Gandhi said, 'Be the change you want to see in the world'. Find out how to: reduce the impact of your lifestyle on the health of the planet make your home more comfortable all year round save money on energy and water bills choose greener products cut your petrol costs, and make your home safer and healthier for your family.