- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (1 July 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1861267797
- ISBN-13: 978-1861267795
- Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 1.7 x 24.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
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- #147 in Books > Home & Garden > Buying & Developing Property > Building Your Own Home > House Plans & Building Guides
- #399 in Books > Science & Nature > Earth Sciences & Geography > The Environment > Environmental Philosophy
The Energy Efficient Home Hardcover – 1 Jul 2006
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The age of cheap energy is over and energy costs will increase relentlessly in the future as demand outstrips supply. Energy-saving measures in the home will, therefore, become ever more cost-effective throughout lifetimes. This non-technical book is packed full of useful information and tips. The book covers every aspect of the efficient consumption of energy in the home including the following: the position of the dwelling, its method of construction and the materials used; energy rating and the legal framework; insulation and U-values; windows and doors; conservatories, sunrooms and loft conversions; heating and hot-water systems; lighting and making the best use of daylight; ventilation; renewable energy technologies; appliances, gadgets and housekeeping; and the wider environmental issues including water economy and recycling.
About the Author
Patrick Waterfield is an independent energy consultant living and working mainly in Northern Ireland. From a background in academic research, specializing in passive solar design, he ran a UK government-funded consultance service promoting best practice in energy-efficient design of buildings and services. He now works as a self-employed energy consultant covering all building types and sectors. Dr Waterfield is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Energy Institute.
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Under Renewable Energy on p128 it mentions Windsave. It says that it is a recent development which makes wind energy much more accessible for most people.' That's great but when I research a bit more into the product/company, I find that Windsave went into administration in 2009. It's 2013 now so it's hardly 'New Edition'.
That aside, the book is a good read, but not bang up to date with technologies that may need to be added in the future.
Clearly, as a small(ish) book, not everything can be covered in huge detail, but it does at least allow comparison of the relative merits of the different techniques.