The Energy Efficient Home

The Energy Efficient Home

by PatrickWaterfield (Author)


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.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Published: 21 Jul 2006

ISBN 10: 1861267797
ISBN 13: 9781861267795

Author Bio
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.