Green Building Products: The GreenSpec Guide to Residential Building Materials

by Alex Wilson (Author), Mark Piepkorn (Author)

Product Description

Interest in sustainable, green building practices is greater than ever. Whether
concerned about allergies, energy costs, old-growth forests, or durability and
long-term value, homeowners and builders are looking for ways to ensure that
their homes are healthy, safe, beautiful, and efficient.

In these pages are descriptions and manufacturer contact information for more
than 1,400 environmentally preferable products and materials. All phases of
residential construction, from sitework to flooring to renewable energy, are
covered. Products are grouped by function, and each chapter begins with a
discussion of key environmental considerations and what to look for in a green
product. Over 40 percent revised, this updated edition includes over 120 new
products. Categories of products include:

Sitework and landscaping
Outdoor structures
Foundations, footers, and slabs
Structural systems and components
Exterior finish and trim
Doors and windows
Flooring and floor coverings
Interior finish and trim
Caulks and adhesives
Paints and coatings
Mechanical systems/HVAC
Plumbing, electrical, and lighting
Furniture and furnishings
Renewable energy
Distributors and retailers

An index of products and manufacturers makes for easy navigation. There is no
more comprehensive resource for both the engaged homeowner and those who design
and build homes.

Editor Alex Wilson is president of BuildingGreen, an authoritative source for
information on environmentally responsible design and construction, which also
publishes Environmental Building News.

Co-editor Mark Piepkorn has extensive experience with natural and traditional
building methods.

About the Author
Alex Wilson is President of BuildingGreen, Inc. and Executive Editor of
Environmental Building News the premier green building industry resource. A
widely acknowledged green building expert since the 70s, he has authored
countless articles and several books including Green Building Products and The
Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings.

Product Details

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers; 3 Revised edition (January 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865716005


Promoting Green Building Design, Construction and Operation, Sustainable Living,
Clean Technology, Renewable Energy Resources and Energy Independence