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The Water Wise Home

Author : Laura Allen
ISBN : 9781603429207
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 31. 78 MB
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Save the earth’s most precious resource while also saving yourself money. Laura Allen provides expert strategies for using water smartly and efficiently while fulfilling all of your home and garden needs. Learn how to create a water-wise landscape, reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and even set up a waterless composting toilet. Offering proven techniques in clear and accessible language, The Water-Wise Home makes it easy to help the environment and lower your household operating costs through conserving water.

Greywater Green Landscape

Author : Laura Allen
ISBN : 9781612128399
Genre : Graywater (Domestic wastewater)
File Size : 24. 24 MB
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Step-by-step instructions show you how to plan, install, and use simple, low-tech solutions to redirect and reuse greywater from sinks, showers, and washing machines to maintain your home landscape and garden.

The Homeowner S Energy Handbook

Author : Paul Scheckel
ISBN : 9781612120164
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 22. 60 MB
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Discusses renewable energy resources and provides instructions for creating energy-saving and energy-producing equipment.

Handbook Of Water Use And Conservation

Author : Amy Vickers
ISBN : 1931579075
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 23. 26 MB
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żThe definitive work on the topicż-Library Journal (starred rating), this award-winning book is żThe most through reference ever published on water use and conservationż a gold mine of resourcesż (American Water Works Association). Describes water use characteristics, water audits, and over 100 water efficiency measures for homes, landscapes, industries, businesses, and farms. Provides estimated water savings, benefits (e.g., energy savings), and costs associated with measures. Includes 175 tables, charts and photos, over 50 case studies, eight appendices, glossary, and index. The author is a nationally recognized water expert and engineer (M.S. Engineering, Dartmouth); Editorial Advisory Board Member, National Drinking Water Clearinghouse. Winner - Benjamin Franklin Book Award '02 (Technical/Professional). See more reviews at

The Humanure Handbook

Author : Joseph C. Jenkins
ISBN : UVA:X030197209
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 34. 32 MB
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Creating Rain Gardens

Author : Apryl Uncapher
ISBN : 9781604693973
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 58. 61 MB
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Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.

Dam Nation

Author : Cleo Woelfe-Erskine
ISBN : 1932360808
Genre : Science
File Size : 49. 85 MB
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Notes from the Water Underground combines environmental victories in the sustainable use movement with hands-on, participatory options for country and city dwellers. Not just a "how to" but a "why to," the book begins with the story of dams in the American West—a story in which millions of acres of perfect farmland were flooded in order to irrigate the marginal land that—due to the same natural process that destroyed several ancient Native American civilizations—would turn the area into the Dust Bowl. Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Laura Allen, both restoration activists and educators, demand a different approach for American watersheds and taxpayers. Through their own experiments with alternative water systems and thousands of hours of interviews with innovators from around the world, they create a comprehensive game plan for reusing household water, constructing miniature wetlands and improving our communities physical and political health. From people building protest villages atop dams in Thailand to activist entrepreneurs in Mexico and Africa, to Spanish squatter-gardeners, Native American restorationists and wetlands activists battling bureaucracy in Louisiana and California; To the Last Drop gives voice to the water warriors battling for a sane relationship to our most essential shared resource.

Design For Water

Author : Heather Kinkade-Levario
ISBN : 9781550923407
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 20. 18 MB
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A professional guide to collecting water -- the 21st Century oil.

Green Home Building

Author : Miki Cook
ISBN : 9781550925739
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 44. 68 MB
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According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium" products, finishes, and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home projects end up over budget or fail to achieve their environmental and performance goals. Green Home Building explodes the myth that green homes have to cost more. Using proven methods based on applied building science, the authors show how to: * Lower base construction costs to provide funding for high performance upgrades * Achieve a net-zero energy home, including "zero-ing" water, waste, carbon, and associated costs within fifteen years * Live affordably into the future, despite anticipated rising costs for fuel, water, materials, taxes, and health care This comprehensive guide to building green on any budget defines the strategies that maximize the return on green investments. Written for anyone who has ever been swayed by the argument that the price tag limits how green a home can be, Green Home Building is a must-read for builders, contractors, architects, designers, and homeowners. Miki Cook is a green building and sustainability consultant who has dedicated her career to educating contractors and the public on the strategies, methods, and benefits of green homes. Doug Garrett has trained thousands of homebuilders, architects, and sub-contractors to build energy-efficient homes using applied building science to improve comfort, durability, and healthfulness while meeting or exceeding the energy code.

Water Resource Management

Author : David E. McNabb
ISBN : 9783319548166
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 89. 59 MB
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This book is about how water managers in the United States are responding to the call for increased effort to achieve sustainable supplies of clean fresh water for present and future generations. The author, himself a participant in the water supply chain, demonstrates that while water is indeed one of life’s most essential commodities, in many parts of the United States it is one of the most stressed resources. Throughout the book the author illustrates both the good and the bad efforts taken or not taken by water and wastewater management with real life examples. This book will appeal to the educators, students, volunteers, elected officials, regulators, and other participants with a role in helping the suppliers of water and wastewater services to achieve their goals providing clean, safe water on a sustainable basis.

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