Prefabulous + Sustainable

Prefabulous + Sustainable

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Prefabulous and Sustainable dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green prefab homes are. In this guide to prefab home-building author Sheri Koones, demystifies the prefabricated house by using 25 unique homes to showcase how factory-built homes are greener, more efficient, sturdier, and more cost-effective than site-built homes. The book is divided into 3 categoriesa€”green, greener, greenesta€”and the homes featured vary in style, design, type of construction, and size. All of the homes included in Prefabulous and Sustainable have been customized to create a level of sustainability beyond the inherent qualities of prefab. Written in an easy to understand and approachable style, author Sheri Koones walks the readers through each of the homes, explaining the materials, strategies, and systems used to create a sustainable living environment. Photographs, captions, floor plans, and sidebars illustrate to readers that green living is not as complicated as one might think, and attainable for everyone. Also included is a resource guide, making this book a hand-on guide for homebuilders. Praise for Prefabulous + Sustainable a€œAuthoritative and beautiful. Once again, Koones builds her case for pre-fab thoroughly, and presents it in a compelling, well-organized package.a€ a€”Allen Norwood, NAREE Book Competition Head JudgeIn a nod to modern technology, a flat video screen was hardwired into the kitchen wall, where it serves both as a television and as a computer monitor. ... Electric Radiant Heating sidebar, this page), supplied by a tankless, gas-fired water heater that also produces enough hot water for domestic use. ... The house was built ready for solar panels, which if installed would decrease the energy costs further.

Title:Prefabulous + Sustainable
Author:Sheri Koones
Publisher:Abrams - 2013-08-01


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