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Introduction. Part I: The Need for Green. Chapter 1: Going Green. Chapter 2: Green Building in an Organically Grown Nutshell. Chapter 3: Remodeling with a Green Eye. Chapter 4: Working with Building Professionals. Part II: Paying Attention to Material Matters. Chapter 5: Looking at a Material?s Life Cycle: From Cradle to Grave. Chapter 6: Material Opportunities: From Cradle to Cradle. Chapter 7: Green Finish and Construction Materials. Part III: Green Building Methods. Chapter 8: Framing Things Up. Chapter 9: Natural Building Methods. Chapter 10: Manufactured Building Methods. Part IV: Green Building Systems and Site Planning. Chapter 11: Energy Systems. Chapter 12: Heating and Cooling Systems. Chapter 13: Water and Waste Systems. Chapter 14: Landscaping and Site Planning: Going Green in the Great Outdoors. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Common Myths about Green Building and Remodeling. Chapter 16: Ten Green Things to Do on Every New-Home Project. Chapter 17: Ten Green Materials You Can?t Live Without. Chapter 18: Ten Green Things You Can Do in Your Home Right Now. Appendix: Resources. Index.

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Eric Corey Freed teaches sustainable design at the Academy of Art University and the University of Claifornia, Berkeley. He sits on the board of numerous environmentally focused nonprofits and museums.

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