Principles and practices in residential construction -- What is green building and why does it make sense? Green building: an overview ; The house as a system ; Planning for green from the start ; Insulation and air seating -- Structural systems. Foundations ; Floors and exterior walls ; Roofs and attics -- Exterior finishes. Fenestration ; Exterior wall finishes ; Outdoor living spaces ; Landscaping -- Interior systems. Interior finishes -- Mechanical systems. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ; Electrical ; Plumbing ; Renewable energy -- Putting it all together -- The future of green building -- Green building: keeping the core concepts in mind.