Whether you live in a town house, a village colonial, a country barn, or a coastal saltbox, you can convert your old house into an ecologically sound new house. This design book provides inspiration for aesthetically pleasing and practical renovations that can change the environment one house at a time. Starting with a section on basic planning, this guide walks you through some major considerations necessary to the success of an eco-renovation. Tour 45 projects around the country, including homes that have been reconfigured, renovated, added to, or otherwise redone to address everything from the size of the building's footprint and energy needs, to its use of sustainable or even reused materials and its pollution emissions. Illustrated with nearly 300 photos and building plans, and complete with design resources, this is a great reference for anyone considering an eco-renovation.