Toward a Zero Energy Home: A Complete Guide to Energy Self-Sufficiency at Home – David Johnston

A Zero Energy Home (ZEH) – a home that produces as much energy as it consumes – is an idea whose time has come! Authors David Johnston and Scott Gibson (Green from the Ground Up) explore the design and construction of self-sufficient houses from start to finish. They make the case for a ZEH; cite climate and geographic challenges; describe exactly how to go about building an energy-efficient home; and feature ten houses that were built for zero energy living. With unequaled knowledge and a passion for the subject, the authors walk readers through the process of building and living in a truly green home.

About the Author

David Johnston has been at the center of the green building movement for more than three decades. In the 1970s and 80s Johnston established himself as a leader in passive solar design and construction. In 1980 Johnston founded the Passive Solar Industries Council and consulted with the US Department of Energy.

His award-winning Lightworks Construction, for ten years led the DC market solar design and construction.

In the early 90s, Johnston founded his international green building consulting and training firm, What’s Working. Johnston’s innovative theories about how to catalyze the transformation of the building industry became the blueprints for the Denver Built Green and California Build It Green programs. Particularly adept at generating green building guidelines, Johnston’s work has guided master planned communities in Denver, Boulder, Sacramento, San Diego, Phoenix, and Durango, CO.

An authoritative source for green building education, Johnston has trained thousands of builders and industry professionals. Johnston has written three books: Building Green in a Black and White World (2000), Green Remodeling, Changing the World One Room at a Time (2004), and Green From the Ground Up (2008). His most recent work is Taunton Press’ best seller since its release. His new book, Toward a Zero Energy Home is in its second printing after only two months on the market.

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