PrettyGoodHouseBook

Graphic Handbook of the Pretty Good House

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PrettyGoodHouseBook

Graphic Handbook of the Pretty Good House

251 Sales On Etsy since 2016

4.5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   The Graphic Handbook for the Pretty Good House was written to be Building Science for Beginners. Volume 2 is more stuff, new stuff, and stuff that didn't fit into the first one. There's backup information at the website: http://helenwattsengineering07.tripod.com/prettygoodhousehandbook/.

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Last updated on Nov 14, 2016

The Graphic Handbook for the Pretty Good House was written to be Building Science for Beginners. Volume 2 is more stuff, new stuff, and stuff that didn't fit into the first one. There's backup information at the website: http://helenwattsengineering07.tripod.com/prettygoodhousehandbook/.

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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kelstokes2

kelstokes2 on Nov 9, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

I purchased “The Pretty Good House Volume 2”. A nice beginners’ guide for where to get started in terms of smart ways to improve a home. Recommend reading this before you begin any projects, as it gives a big-picture view of what is a good home improvement investment in terms of health quality and carbon footprint. I already knew some of the suggestions, but others I did not and hope to follow up on them (Eg. CERV, ERV, HRV). I found the House/Hot Air Balloon analogy very thought provoking. As a non-builder, the idea of insulating under a concrete slab was something new and could help with a current project I have in mind. This is an excellent 1st-steps guide for home owners who want to be smart in the process of learning how to improve a home in terms of living quality & environmental awareness.

JULIA

JULIA on Oct 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is a fun and original illustrated guide to improving the energy efficiency of a house based on sound building science. It is imaginative, witty, irreverent, and thought provoking. Everyone who wants to save money, improve their indoor air quality, and/or reduce their pollution should get this. It is great for focusing on the goals and filtering out a lot of conflicting information from uninformed and biased sources. It was an unexpected hoot to read, too.

tfgstudio

tfgstudio on Apr 25, 2017

3 out of 5 stars

I wish this had a few more specifics. But I guess at 99c it's worth the price ;/

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