By Kelly Lerner, recipient of the 2005 World Habitat Award at the United Nations World Habitat Day Celebration, and chosen as one of Natural Home Magazine's Top 10 Green Architects of 2005.
"I just can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate this book. The pages are filled with gorgeous photographs and helpful drawings. The text is easy to read and explains concepts while demonstrating them using real-life examples. This is one of those books that can change your perspective on life."
—Debra Lynn Dadd, pioneering consumer advocate, hailed as "The Queen of Green" by the New York Times and author of Home Safe Home
"You don't have to build a new home to have a green home. The book builds on the construction wisdom (that) our forebears used to design homes that capitalized on nature's light, warmth, coolness and other benefits. Venolia and Lerner cover everything from simple changes to complex systems that make a home more ecologically sensitive, comfortable and livable. The book is dense with ideas and information for homeowners considering renovations." —Akron Beacon Journal (reprinted in Charlotte Observer, Contra Costa Times, Star News Online and Philadelphia Inquirer)