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Green Restorations

Sustainable Building and Historic Homes
Lubeck, Aaron (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Green Restorations


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Some 40 percent of North Americans live in homes built prior to 1940, and when it comes time to remodel or restore our older homes, homeowners and contractors can find themselves lost in a morass of wildly divergent information and opinion. With Green Restorations , author Aaron Lubeck brings his expertise as a restoration contractor and preservation consultant to this first-of-its-kind guide, leading the reader through the steps for restoring historic buildings using sustainable practices and green building techniques. In a readily accessible room-by-room and system-by-system format, Green Restorations covers rehabilitation and remodeling questions applicable to old homes, focusing on the core techniques and debates often seen in practice. Here you'll find the answers to restoration questions, such as: Is sealing my old crawl space a good idea? Should I replace or rehabilitate my windows? Are there historic aspects of my home I need to preserve, and what can I change? What are the cultural, environmental, and financial implications of my proposed changes? Do residential historic tax credits apply to my home, and how can I access them? Written in such a way as to be accessible for homeowners but technical enough for contractors, this book will appeal to anyone trying to green an older home while preserving its historic and cultural significance. Aaron Lubeck is a partner with the award-winning Trinity Design/Build, a restoration and preservation consultancy in North Carolina. He is a member of the United States Green Building Council, and has completed the first historic building to be LEED-certified in North Carolina.
Authors: Lubeck, Aaron
Title: Green restorations
sustainable building and historic homes
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC :, New Society,, 2010
Characteristics: xvi, 287 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Aaron Lubeck
ISBN: 9780865716407
0865716404
Branch Call Number: 728.0288 L928g 2010
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