Energy-Wise Landscape Design

Energy-Wise Landscape Design by Sue ReedLiving Now Book AwardsGold Award Winner, Independent Publisher’s Books for Better Living Now, 2011

Silver Award: Book of the Year, Foreword Reviews, 2010

Residential consumption represents nearly one quarter of North America’s total energy use, and the average homeowner spends thousands of dollars a year on power bills. To help alleviate this problem, Energy-Wise Landscape Design presents hundreds of practical ways everyone can save money, time and effort while making their landscapes more environmentally healthy and energy efficient.

IMG 5719 2Combining general guidelines with tips, techniques and actions, this fully illustrated guide explains the many opportunities our landscapes provide for conserving energy. Readers will learn how to:

  • lower a home’s heating and cooling costs
  • minimize fuel used in landscape construction, maintenance and everyday use
  • choose products and materials with lower embedded energy costs
  • make a positive difference without a major investment or change in lifestyle.

IMG 2483 3This book is for homeowners, gardeners, landscape professionals and students...everyone who's involved in designing, planning, building and caring for environments large and small. Written in non-scientific language with clear explanations and an easy conversational style, Energy-Wise Landscape Design is an essential resource for all who want to shrink their energy footprint while enhancing their property and adding value to their home.

Note: Many ideas from this book are explored in further detail in my "Climate-Wise Landscaping" blog.

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Buy a signed copy for only $17.95, with free shipping.

This book is also available at fine book stores or online.

In addition, it is available as an e-book, through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all major e-book sellers.

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IMG 2496 3Garden and Green Bloggers

Energy-Wise Landscape Design is for those of you who are serious about greening up your grounds. While this is an attractive book, it is not stuffed with pretty fluffy images. Author Sue Reed has created a serious read where, among other things, you will learn about situating your house for the most efficient cooling and heating, designing ecosystems, water efficiency, solar, wind, water, and geothermal energy, and even how to plant a thriving wildflower meadow.”