Sunday, January 30, 2005

RETIREMENT/Second Home and HEALTHY, Too! 

Do you know how to make your retirement/second/vacation home environmentally sustainable andhealthy for you?

The newly published 2004-2005 WNC Green Building Directory tells how to heat your home with passive solar energy or run your appliances off hydrogen fuel cells. The directory also lists local contractors and architects who'll build you an energy-efficient, feng-shui-conscious house, office building or church, using recycled materials.

Or, if you'd rather do it yourself, the guide also includes suppliers of everything from triple-glazed windows to solvent-free caulking compound to wood beams salvaged from turn-of-the-century tobacco warehouses.

A score of educational articles on green building methods, as well as case studies of local green-built residences, round out the directory's contents.

The WNC Green Building Directory (printed with soy-based ink) can be ordered from the WNC Green Building Council (P.O Box 8427, Asheville, NC 28814) or downloaded as a .pdf file at www.wncgbc.org.

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