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Green restorations : sustainable building and historic homes / Aaron Lubeck.

Lubeck, Aaron. (Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 643.7 L928g 2010 (Text) 33126016295879 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch 643.7 L928g 2010 (Text) 33126016295861 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780865716407 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 0865716404
  • Physical Description: xvi, 287 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, 2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Dwellings > Remodeling.
Sustainable buildings.
Dwellings > Conservation and restoration.
Historic buildings > Conservation and restoration.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Shows how to incorporate sustainable materials into historic home restorations, describing the conflicts between the two concepts, the issue of affordability, and specific techniques to use for each room.
  • Book News
    People are usually told that they can either restore and maintain a historic house or they can make it energy efficient, but not both. Lubeck, a restoration and preservation consultant in North Carolina, disagrees, and explains techniques and materials for incorporating energy efficiency into restoration projects. He begins by describing the often conflicting movements of sustainability, preservation, and dollars and sense. Then he walks through: bathrooms, kitchens, living spaces, attics, and the exterior. His final section, on systems, looks at structure, envelope, windows, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. He includes photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids. Distributed in the US by Consortium Books Sales and Distribution. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Perseus Publishing

    Some 40 percent of North Americans live in homes built prior to 1940, and when it comes time to remodel or restore our older homes, homeowners and contractors can find themselves lost in a morass of wildly divergent information and opinion. With Green Restorations, author Aaron Lubeck brings his expertise as a restoration contractor and preservation consultant to this first-of-its-kind guide, leading the reader through the steps for restoring historic buildings using sustainable practices and green building techniques.

    In a readily accessible room-by-room and system-by-system format, Green Restorations covers rehabilitation and remodeling questions applicable to old homes, focusing on the core techniques and debates often seen in practice. Here you&;ll find the answers to restoration questions, such as:

    • Is sealing my old crawl space a good idea?
    • Should I replace or rehabilitate my windows?
    • Are there historic aspects of my home I need to preserve, and what can I change?
    • What are the cultural, environmental, and financial implications of my proposed changes?
    • Do residential historic tax credits apply to my home, and how can I access them?

    Written in such a way as to be accessible for homeowners but technical enough for contractors, this book will appeal to anyone trying to green an older home while preserving its historic and cultural significance.

    Aaron Lubeck is a partner with the award-winning Trinity Design/Build, a restoration and preservation consultancy in North Carolina. He is a member of the United States Green Building Council, and has completed the first historic building to be LEED-certified in North Carolina.

  • Perseus Publishing
    Green restorations for historic homes.

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