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Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House
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Natural Remodeling for the
Carol Venolia and Kelly Lerner
Pages: 8.5" x 10", 280 pages
Book Details: over 400 color photographs, quality paperback w/ flaps
Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House will show you how to start with the home you have and transform it into an eco-paradise—on any budget. If you want your home to be more sustainable, but don’t know how to sort through the myriad options, this book is for you.
Based on working with the gifts of your site and climate, this unique guide will empower you to go beyond green window-dressing to restore your connections with the natural world. You’ll find informative text, instructive diagrams, and inspiring case studies illustrated with hundreds of color photographs.
Carol Venolia and Kelly Lerner, two innovative architects who specialize in creating green homes, will take you through a step-by-step process to evaluate your dwelling, its surroundings, and your lifestyle. They’ll help you devise an integrated strategy for getting your heat and light from the sun, cooling from shade and breezes, water from the sky, and sensory nourishment from the earth.
You’ll also find design tips, guidance in selecting green materials, pointers for avoiding hazards, and advice on keeping on track during construction.
In short, they’ll teach you how to bring your home into harmony with nature, enjoying every step of the way.
About the Authors
|Kelly Lerner is an award-winning architect and innovator in the fields of sustainable development, straw-bale construction, and earthen plasters. She spearheaded an internationally recognized project responsible for building more than 600 passive-solar-heated straw-bale houses in China. Her designs have been featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, The Straw Bale House, Serious Straw Bale, The New Straw Bale House, and Green by Design.|
Carol Venolia specializes in the field of eco-healthy building. Her first book, Healing Environments, has enjoyed international success, and her home designs have been featured in The Natural House Catalog, Earth to Spirit, The Healthy House, and Environ magazine. Carol currently writes the "Design for Life" column for Natural Home & Garden magazine.
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