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September 1, 2015

Energy-Wise Landscape Design

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Residential consumption represents nearly one quarter of North America’s total energy use and the average homeowner spends thousands of dollars a year on power bills. To help alleviate this problem, Energy-Wise Landscape Design presents hundreds of practical ways everyone can save money, time, and effort while making their landscapes more environmentally healthy, ecologically rich, and energy efficient.

Combining general guidelines with tips, techniques, and actions, this fully illustrated guide explains the many opportunities our landscapes provide for conserving energy. Readers will learn how to:

Lower a home's heating and cooling costs
Minimize fuel used in landscape construction, maintenance, and everyday use
Choose landscape products and materials with lower embedded energy costs
Make a positive difference without a major investment or change in lifestyle

Intended for homeowners, gardeners, landscape professionals, and students, the design ideas in this book will work in every type of setting—large or small, hilly or flat, urban or rural. Written in non-scientific language with clear explanations and an easy conversational style, Energy-Wise Landscape Design is an essential resource for everyone who wants to shrink their energy footprint while enhancing their property and adding value to their home.

Sue Reed is a registered landscape architect and a specialist in ecological landscape design who has helped hundreds of homeowners create comfortable, livable, and beautiful landscapes that save energy. She is also an experienced writer and teacher whose work specifically focuses on environmentally sound, energy-efficient, and sustainable landscape design.

Author: Sue Reed
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (April 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865716536
ISBN-13: 978-0865716537
PDF 94.0 MB

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