An Almost-off-the-Grid house functions on a fraction of the energy required by most homes. It’s more comfortable; its air is healthier; it’s quieter inside, requires less maintenance and is far cheaper to operate. As oil continues to diminish in availability and rise in price, the Almost-off-the-Grid house proves its worth. This book builds on Sheri Koones’ first two books. First was Prefabulous, which described the seven types of prefab construction, proving that prefab and fabulous can co-exist. Prefabulous + Sustainable focused on the sustainability, health, and efficiency of prefab houses. Prefabulous + Almost off the Grid takes the focus on energy conservation up a notch, highlighting the many ways that architects, manufacturers and builders are creating homes that are not only efficient but, often, operate at nearly zero annual energy cost.
About the Author
Sheri Koones is a widely respected author who helps readers understand that getting the house of their dreams can be done in an ecologically responsible way. Sheri is a member of the American National Association of Real Estate Editors, the Sustainable Building Industry Council and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her other previous books include From Sand Castles to Dream Houses, House About It, Modular Mansions, Prefabulous, and Abrams’ Prefabulous + Sustainable. She has won a number of awards for Prefabulous and Prefabulous + Sustainable respectively.
254 x 241 mm