Table of contents for Green remodeling : changing the world one room at a time / David Johnston and Kim Master.


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PART I
Getting Started
CHAPTER 1: THE STORY OF MY REMODELING PROJECT ................ II
My 1973 Vintage Home ............................................II
My 2003 Office Addition ...........................................15
Remodeling: An Emotional Rollercoaster ................................. 36
CHAPTER 2: AFFORDABLE GREEN DREAM ........................... 37
How  Green Remodeling Saves Money  ................................... 39
Financing Your Renovation ........................................ 43
Choose the Options You Can Afford  .................................... 46
CHAPTER 3: WORKING WITH BUILDING PROFESSIONALS .............. 47
Working with an Architect ............................................ 49
Working with Remodeling Contractors  .................................. 58
Working with Your Emotions  ......................................... 62
Tools for Change  ................................................ 66
CHAPTER 4: BUILDING SCIENCE BASICS:
THE PHYSICS YOU NEVER WANTED TO KNOW IN HIGH SCHOOL ......67
Heat Movement: Thermodynamics .................................... .67
Air Movement .................................................... 71
Water Movement .................................................73
PART II
Changing the World One Room at a Time
CHAPTER 5: CHANGING THE WORLD ..................          .......... 77
Energy  ............................................  ......... .. 77
Natural Resources  .................................................. 94
Health and Indoor Air Quality  ...................................... . III
CHAPTER 6: ... ONE ROOM AT A TIME ..............................I. 33
The Bathroom ..................................................133
The Kitchen ...................................................140
Room Additions .................................................148
The Office ......... ...........................................  59
The Basement .................................................. 163
PART III
Everything You Need to Know (and more)
CHAPTER 7: JOB SITE AND LANDSCAPING ...........................I73
Minimize Construction Site Disturbance  ............................. . 1.73
Minimize Renovation Construction Health Risks  .......................... 175
Reduce Construction Waste ......................................   ..1. 77
CHAPTER 8: FOUNDATION ........................................ 183
Insulating Foundations ..............................................183
The Foundation as a System  .......................................... 85
CHAPTER 9: STRUCTURAL FRAMING ................................191
CHAPTER 10: EXTERIOR FINISH ................................... .197
Siding ........................................................ 197
Decking  ..............;  ........................................200
Wood Treatments  ................................................. 201
CHAPTER 11: ROOFING        .......................................205
CHAPTER 12: PLUMBING ..........        .................................215
Installing and Improving Your Plumbing  ................................ .215
Toilets .......................................................... 217
Plumbing Fixtures  ................................................. 218
Water Filtration ..................................................220
Water Filter Alternatives for Polluted or Brackish Areas ................... .. .223
CHAPTER 13: ELECTRICAL .........................................225
Daylighting....................................................225
Electrical Lighting ............................................... . 228
CHAPTER 14: INSULATION        ......................................233
Advanced Infiltration Reduction Practices  ............................... 239
CHAPTER 15: SOLAR ENERGY .............       ......................... 243
Passive Solar  .................................................... 243
Active Solar Collectors  ............................................. 248
Photovoltaic (PV) Energy  ...........................................250
CHAPTER 1 6: HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) ...255
Heating  ........................................................ 255
Ventilation  ...................................................... .266
Air Conditioning  ................................................. 273
CHAPTER 17: WATER HEATING ..........       .......................... 279
Replacing Your Water Heater ......................................... 279
Installing a Water Heater ............................................ 284
Upgrading Your Water Heater ...................................... 285
CHAPTER 18: APPLIANCES ..........        ............................. 289
CHAPTER 19: INTERIOR MATERIALS/FINISHES ....................... 295
Flooring ...................................................... 297
Paints and Wood Finishes  ........................................... 300
Epilogue 2025 .................................................... 307
Further Resources .................................................309
Other Resources .................................................311
Tools ............................ ...................  ...    . 316
Appendix 1: Indoor Air Pollutants ..................................... .319
Appendix 2: Metric Conversion Tables ................................. .325



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ecological houses Remodeling, Dwellings Remodeling Environmental aspects, Dwellings Environmental engineering, Dwellings Energy conservation, Habitations Réfection Aspect de l'environnement, Habitations Technique de l'environnement