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Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodelling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

Stephen Hren and Rebekah Hren

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 320

  • Publisher: Chelsea Green

  • Date Published: Oct 2008

  • Stock Code: 67078

  • ISBN: 9781933392622

  • Binding: Paperback

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Having weaned themselves completely from fossil fuels in their conventional 1930s urban house, Rebekah and Stephen Hren provide a map for others to do the same. Their book shows first how to reduce energy consumption, then to retrofit existing homes to obtain all heating, cooling, cooking, refrigeration, hot water, and electricity from renewable sources. The Hrens also provide advice on renewable methods of transportation and home gardening.

These practical approaches fit anyone's budget and can be implemented over time to progressively liberate a home from fossil-fuel dependency. Meant as a guide for renovating existing homes, The Carbon-Free Home gives you the hands-on knowledge necessary to kick the fossil-fuel habit, with projects small and large listed by skill, time, cost, and energy saved. For every aspect of your life currently powered by fossil fuels, The Carbon-Free Home offers alternatives you can accomplish yourself to get started using renewable and sustainable sources of power.

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