From $9.95


Statistics

Users
Total: 32,604
Visited Last 30 days: 171
Forum Messages
Total: 20,954
Last 30 days: 39
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,160
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 5,386
Last 30 days: 4
Connections
Total: 15,242
Last 30 days: 1
Downloads
Total: 86,758

Journals

Name
Packers-and-Movers Delhi, AL
240 Visits | 2 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Best-Access-Doors Jackson, AL
43 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Concrete-Contractors...
98 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
bird Springfield, MO
56 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
119,600 Visits | 1,004 Posts | 2,581 Pix | 47 Videos
Drywall-Repair-Lehi
122 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tenants-Right-When-S... Maryland, MD
446 Visits | 2 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
ianpundt
140 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Magic-Of-The-SideSto... San Carlos, CA
464 Visits | 2 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
httpswwwfaxitfastcom... salt lake city, AL
130 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Owning-My-First-Prop... Grand Rapids, MI
229 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
movers-and-packers Hyderabad, AL
216 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Investment-Propertie... Rochester, MN
265 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
26,934 Visits | 271 Posts | 435 Pix | 4 Videos
E2custom
862 Visits | 4 Posts | 10 Pix | 0 Videos
draingrepairsnj
823 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
1860s-Texas-rehabnew... Boerne, TX
50,265 Visits | 44 Posts | 193 Pix | 0 Videos
medicareinsurance
867 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Whiteheads-Marsh-Dom
818 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tracispermits Patchogue, AL
866 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts
Lance in Buena Vista, CO0.002

I love this site, I never dreamed something like this existed.
Willie in Rich Creek, VA

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.


Special Report 35: Green building for owner-builders - Electronic Edition

Special Report 35: Green building for owner-builders - Electronic Edition
List Price: $5.00
Our Price:
$0.99
You Save: $4.01 (80%)


Add to cart


Author: Dale Booth
[This is the Special Report 34 in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Our electronic products download immediately to your computer upon purchase.]

This bonus report is guest authored by design genius Dale Booth of Tucson, AZ. A coauthor of a recent self-contracting book, he has also published a newsletter on renewable development and designed many brilliant environmentally friendly homes. Eight pages, revised with many new reader comments, web links and comments.

Topics Include:
  • Reducing energy use
  • Geothermal systems
  • Wood heat
  • Direct vent fireplaces
  • Sustainable development
  • Indoor air quality
  • Solar heating
  • Waste systems
  • Value vs. budget

Excerpt from Report:

"...Being an owner-builder opens many new opportunities for an individual that the average home buyer may never have an opportunity to consider let alone be able choose as an option. One of those options is "Green Building".

First let's define "Green Building." My definition is to create a home environment that is earth-friendly and utilizes the technologies and materials to optimize resources in the most cost-effective manner for you, the individual homeowner. This definition takes into account that one's position on the learning curve or availability of local resources may impact what is possible for any given project or timeframe. A formal definition is more encompassing. Here is one such definition from The City of Scottsdale, Arizona Green Building website: "The goal of the Green Building Program is to shift residential building practices toward sustainable approaches that conserve not only energy, water and other natural resources, but also preserve our environment, strengthen our local economy and promote a quality of life that is enduring over time."

For example, I have a client who wants to build a 7,000 square foot home with greenhouse and outbuildings; the building site is about 2 miles from electric service. Installing electric service will require digging a 3 foot deep trench 2 miles long through rock so that the wires can be buried (a zoning requirement) at a minimum cost of about $6 a foot (estimated bids are $60-75K). An attractive option since they have a good water well would be a hydrogen powered fuel cell; the problem being that the technology availability is three to five years away, so other possibilities need to be explored because they don't want to wait that long to have their dream home or spend that much on wire and digging.

There are numerous areas for one to consider about "Green Building" which can be divided into 14 categories. Here is the complete list:

1. Site Use

2. Structural Elements

3. Building Envelope

4. Heating, Cooling, & Ventilation

5. Electrical Power, Lighting, & Appliances

6. Plumbing System

7. Roofing

8. Exterior Finishes

9. Interior Finishes

10. Interior Doors, Cabinetry, Trim

11. Finish Floor

12. Pools & Spas

13. Solid Waste

14. Special Options..."

Sample Reader Tip Excerpts:


"I'm interested in doing ICF's. Have seen one locally, Energrid. They are a mix of Styrofoam and cementitious material. They showed them on This Old House for a house in Tucson. Another one is Reward Wall Systems; I went to their class in Omaha. They are all Styrofoam and very light. I'm leaning toward that because is easier to handle. Effective R-value is 33 or so. I live in a concrete block house now. I will need a smaller A/C unit, and it will run less with this system."
Ron B.
Phoenix, AZ

"We're looking at geothermal systems. It's more energy efficient, cleaner. You don't have to use propane or oil, just electricity to run the exchangers. Homefront.com is a good site to reference on this, and Don Zeman's radio show. Also check out waterfurnace.com."
Doris A.
Phillipsburg, MO

Other customers who purchased this also purchased:

nbspnbspnbspnbsp1037-Retired-providers-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    10-37. Retired providers - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp246-Windowsills-for-a-song-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    2-46. Windowsills for a song - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp35-Avoid-the-middleman-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    3-5. Avoid the middleman. - Electronic Edition
Owner-Builder-Workshop-1B-MP4-Enhanced
$4.95
Owner-Builder Workshop 1B - MP4 Enhanced
nbspnbspnbspnbsp327-Make-a-spreadsheet-of-each-rebate-or-refund-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    3-27. Make a spreadsheet of each rebate or refund. - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp1230-Solar-water-heater-and-structured-plumbing-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    12-30. Solar water heater and structured plumbing - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp54-Special-price-in-lieu-of-distributor-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    5-4. Special price in lieu of distributor - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp67-Have-a-barn-raising-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    6-7. Have a barn raising. - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp1018-New-guys-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    10-18. New guys - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp222-Add-a-foot-to-your-basement-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    2-22. Add a foot to your basement. - Electronic Edition
Copyright 1997-2020 Consensus Group Inc.