Build Green Without Breaking the Bank

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Keeping up with the rapidly changing field of green building can be daunting. BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of NAHB recently released a new resource, Green Building Strategies: From Plan to Profit to help builders and industry professionals understand and apply cutting-edge building science to construct high performance homes, while reducing the impact on the environment.

Green Building Strategies is a succinct guide that takes readers step-by-step through the entire building process, from design through site development and construction, quality assurance, marketing and customer service. It provides the information needed to systematically create green projects cost-effectively.

Author Jeannie Leggett Sikora provides practical strategies for moving from conventional construction to green home building. Based on her interviews of experts, field observations, study of independent research and review of product data, she provides easy-to-implement green building options to help builders construct homes with a price tag both they and their customers can afford.

“The author condenses comprehensive guidance on the process of building green into an easy-to-use resource,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. “This is a must-read for anyone looking to learn more about green home building.”

Green Building Strategies provides helpful illustrations, photos and figures throughout the book. It also includes a glossary and list of recommended websites for green building resources.

Green Building Strategies: From Plan to Profit is available for purchase at http://www.builderbooks.com/  or by calling (800) 223-2665. Soft-cover/182 pages, $44.95 retail, $39.95 NAHB member, ISBN 978-0-86718-679-6.

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