Green Your Home All in One For Dummies
Part I: Green Living.
Chapter 1: The World’s Gone Green!
Chapter 2: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling.
Chapter 3: Making Great Green Diet Decisions.
Chapter 4: Setting Your Kids on the Path to a Green Lifestyle.
Chapter 5: Keeping Your Home Healthy.
Part II: Energy Efficiency.
Chapter 1: Taking Stock of Your Energy Effi ciency and Use.
Chapter 2: Sealing and Insulating Your Home.
Chapter 3: Maximizing Your Heating and Air-Conditioning System.
Chapter 4: Lighting Your Home More Effi ciently.
Chapter 5: Increasing Your Water Effi ciency.
Chapter 6: Taking Control of Appliances and Electronics.
Chapter 7: Controlling Solar Exposure for Light and Heat.
Part III: Green Cleaning.
Chapter 1: Bringing “Green” to “Clean” for a Healthier Home.
Chapter 2: Building an Arsenal of Green Cleaning Tools.
Chapter 3: Mixing Up Your Own Green Cleaning Solutions.
Chapter 4: Making Green Work of Laundry.
Chapter 5: Bringing Kitchens and Baths to a Green-Clean Sheen.
Chapter 6: Working Outside In for a Clean and Green Home.
Part IV: Green Remodeling.
Chapter 1: Thinking Sustainability When You Remodel.
Chapter 2: Thinking about Building Materials in New Ways.
Chapter 3: Green Finish and Construction Materials.
Chapter 4: Exploring Options for Heating and Cooling Systems.
Part V: Sustainable Landscaping.
Chapter 1: Pursuing a Smart, Sustainable Landscape.
Chapter 2: Making Sustainable Decisions for Your Landscape Design.
Chapter 3: Hardscaping: Beauty and Function from Patios, Walls, and More.
Chapter 4: Selecting Plants for a Sustainable Landscape.
Chapter 5: Finding Greener Ways to Work Around (or with) Lawns.
Part VI: Organic Gardening.
Chapter 1: Sowing the Seeds of Organic Gardening.
Chapter 2: Improving Your Soil and Feeding Your Plants Organically.
Chapter 3: Controlling Weeds, Pests, and Disease.
Chapter 4: Raising Organic Vegetables and Herbs.
Chapter 5: Finding Organic Success with Fruit.
Part VII: Solar Power.
Chapter 1: Soaking Up the Pluses and Minuses of Solar Power.
Chapter 2: Preparing for a Switch to Solar.
Chapter 3: Jumping In to Small Projects with Big Results.
Chapter 4: Financing Your Solar Investments.