We’re excited to provide you with a PDF version of “No-Regrets Remodeling,” 2nd Edition, from the Editors of Home Energy Magazine. This book is no longer in print, and was recently made available to the public through the US Department of Energy. We love this book and would love to talk with you about how it might apply to your remodeling project. Please use the form at the bottom of this page to download your free copy.
You’ll learn how to create a comfortable, healthy home that saves energy. This is an excellent resource to help you set your remodeling project goals. This resource explains some of the options you would make that take your home beyond building codes.
Remember, codes are the minimum accepted quality level, and our goal is to help you create a high performing home. High performance means providing the healthy indoor environment all year round in an energy efficient way. Investing today in high quality materials and sysetms creates the home you always wanted but didn’t know how to ask.
Table of Contents:
PART I: HOW TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS ABOUT HOME IMPROVEMENT
CHAPTER 1: Where to Begin? How to Proceed?
CHAPTER 2: Clarify Your Goals Now for Best Results Later
CHAPTER 3: How to Finance Your Remodeling Projects
CHAPTER 4: It’s Smart to Make Energy Improvements
PART II: DESIGN FOR SATISFACTION
CHAPTER 5: Rethinking Your Kitchen, Bath, Laundry, Home Office, or Media Center
CHAPTER 6: Changing Your Floor Plan
CASE STUDY: Beeler
PART III: GIVE YOUR HOUSE A HEALTHY BOUNDARY
CHAPTER 7: Choosing Windows and Doors
CHAPTER 8: Air Sealing—Controlling Airflow between Indoors and Out
CHAPTER 9: Insulation—Keep Heat Where You Want It
CASE STUDY: Parker
CHAPTER 10: Improving Your Attic, Garage, Basement, Crawl Space, or Porch
PART IV: ACHIEVE HEALTHFUL, ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMFORT
CHAPTER 11: Light Your Home Wisely
CHAPTER 12: Ventilate Right for Indoor Air Quality, Health, and Comfort
CHAPTER 13: Heating—Stay Warm in Winter
CHAPTER 14: Cooling—Don’t Sweat It in Summer
CHAPTER 15: Water—Heat It and Use It Efficiently
PART V: GET THE JOB DONE
CHAPTER 16: Codes, Permits, and Construction
CASE STUDY: Wilson
CHAPTER 17: Manage Your Home and Your Energy Use