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"Green" Your Home & Lifestyle with GBRI's

The Roots of a Greener Home

Roots cover
What's inside

The Roots of a Greener Home describes more than 150 projects and practices that will help you “green” your home, your surroundings, and your lifestyle. The book is divided into four main sections: Home and Garden, Home Improvements, Home Savings, and Home and Lifestyle. Each of these sections is then further divided into categories that address the components of the home from roof to floor and everything in between, including landscaping, lighting, water conservation practices, energy savings, cleaning, health and nutrition, transportation, and home audits that can lower the consumption of natural resources. Many projects can be implemented by homeowners while some require professional assistance.

Under each category, you will find a brief introduction along with a list of projects. Each project has following elements:

  1. A brief explanation of the topic
  2. Possible environmental benefits
  3. Pros and cons from the homeowner’s perspective
  4. Basic steps to give the homeowner a good idea of what is involved
  5. Cost Estimator for a standard 1,500-square-foot home
  6. Quick Tips that the homeowner needs to know to make the project better or easier and avoid potential problems
  7. A Project Rating box that includes a rating for five attributes of the project: level of difficulty, cost, maintenance, home value, and savings.

By following the suggestions in this book, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to address and improve many features in your home and to make better lifestyle choices in terms of eco-friendliness or contributions to sustainability. But The Roots of a Greener Home will bring you greater advantages than simply lowering energy and water usage. Green living is cleaner, healthier living. It’s a lifestyle in which the air contains few contaminants; the food you eat contains fewer (or no) chemicals; the internal environment is more comfortable; the lighting is more natural; and even your landscaping is more natural and enjoyable to maintain.

Get your copy of The Roots of a Greener Home today, and be on your way to a healthier you!

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The Roots of a Greener home (Non-CE Version)

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The roots of a greener home (CE version)

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ce Version

What will you learn
from this book?

Examine sustainable projects and concepts to positively impact the environment by gaining an understanding of the issue at hand and steps to achieve and implement a solution.

Analyze the effects different project have on the environment and your home regarding home value, pros and cons of implementing and savings potential.

Consider various options for implementation including different material options, steps and strategies to successfully implement and tips to expedite the process.

Understand the cost and maintenance requirements associated with implementing each project successfully over the long-term life of your home.


Green living is cleaner, healthier living.

Questions And Answers

The projects covered in both versions are the same, our non-CE version will include access to only the digital flipbook of Roots. Our CE version includes access to a quiz, certificate of completion and the details needed to self-report your CE credits. 

Our digital flipbooks can be accessed on any device, including laptop, tablet and phone. 

Many projects can be implemented by homeowners while some require professional assistance.

No, we do automatically report any CE credits earned from The Roots of a Greener Home, however we do provide you with all the details needed to self-report your credits after successful course completion.

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