Author(s): H. Richard Heede, Richard Heede, Owen Bailey, Rocky Mountain instit
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Institute
Paperback, 258 pages
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Publication date: July 1996
How-To Editor’s Recommended Book, 03/01/97:
The preeminent energy think tank in the United States, The Rocky Mountain Institute, estimates that $50 billion could be saved in the U.S. each year using current materials and technology. Homemade Money is your guidebook to claiming your share of the savings! In great detail, going so far as to give brand names, this book shows you how to save energy on heating, cooling, appliances, and household systems. It also gives construction and remodeling techniques to maximize energy savings. The book is organized to help readers sort through the huge number of choices and suggestions and set priorities without being intimidated. Virtually anyone can implement enough of these strategies to save energy and money almost immediately.
A reader from Virginia , 01/23/98, rating=8:
A highly cost-effective investment and reasonably practical. The advice in this book spans the gamut– everything from First, go after holes a cat could crawl through. to triple-paned windows that take decades to pay for themselves. Whether you’re looking to save a few quick bucks, or you approach conservation from an aesthetic, save-the-planet viewpoint, there is plenty here to keep you busy. Some of the advice is controversial (vapor barriers in attics) and some is bogus (wrapping your hot water heater, which is probably well insulated already), but the treatment of the subject appears thorough and reasonably practical.
The Publisher, RMI:
Be more environmentally responsible, live better, and save money: this book will show you how. A how-to guide for householders, it features hundreds of tips on weatherization, insulation, heating and cooling systems, windows, hot-water heating, appliances, and lighting, plus advice on incorporating solar and other efficient design elements into new construction. Homemade Money maps out the microcosm of your home, office, or plant with clarity, precision, and a keen sense of first-things-first.–Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the 1992 UN Earth Summit.