Are you considering remodeling to make your home more energy-efficient, comfortable, and durable as well as more attractive? No-Regrets Remodeling, 2nd Edition, was written to help you through one of the most critical junctures of homeownership. That moment comes when homeowners are faced with the decision to remodel a recently purchased or existing home, or due to a component failure, need to upgrade their home's HVAC, appliances, lighting, or other energy-related systems.
The book will introduce you to the concepts of whole-home performance, energy auditing, energy rating, and how HVAC systems and other elements of a home work together. It will help you understand and control energy use in your home, pointing out money-saving opportunities you can take advantage of now, as well as helping you plan for future upgrades when you can afford them.
No-Regrets Remodeling, 2nd Edition, is not a technical guide for the pro or serious hands-on DIYer. It's oriented to the homeowner who wants to make the right decisions to improve their home's comfort, safety, durability, and energy savings, but isn't prepared to do more than simple weatherizing or efficiency measures themselves. The book will guide them on how to choose the right professional for the job.
No-Regrets Remodeling, 2nd Edition is also a valuable consumer-education tool for builders, remodelers, and home-performance retrofitters. It will be available for bulk purchase for contractors and home performance professionals who would like to offer the book to customers as a learning tool.
Home Energy magazine—the magazine of home performance since 1984—assembled a team of editors and authors to work on the second edition of No-Regrets Remodeling. Our lead editor was Carol Venolia, who was honored by The Green Economy Post as one of ten pioneering women in green design, and named a Green Design Trailblazer by Natural Home Magazine. Carol is the author of Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House and Get Back to Nature without Leaving Home.
Publication Date: September 30, 2013.