“Ann’s penned a masterpiece, a well-written, accurate, and comprehensive guide that will help homeowners, builders, and architects achieve one of the greatest and most vital feats of all time: creating homes that produce as much – sometimes even more – energy than they consume each year! If you’re looking for ways to dramatically reduce your carbon footprint while saving a fortune in utility costs, this book is for you.”

– Dan Chiras, author of
The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy,
Green Home Improvement, Power from the Sun,
The Solar House, and Power from the Wind

Energy Free Homes Net Zero energy homes

Homes for a Small Planet

Green Building Press, 2009

Individuals and institutions have been working towards zero energy homes for more than a decade. Energy Free distills those collective efforts, compiling lessons learned, resource information, and step-by-step guidance on how to make the decisions that will yield an energy-free residential project, whether single-family or multifamily, new or existing, in an urban or a rural setting.

2011 International Book Awards Finalist Category:
Environment: Green/Alternative Energy/Conservation

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