Concern for energy efficiency in housing has not abated since the last oil crisis and for good reason. This timely collection of articles shows how energy consciousness can be incorporated into housing construction and renovation, as well as how it can enhance the look and value of a home. The views expressed are concerned with a wide variety of issues and offer advice and tips on all sorts of different homes depending on their location and style. The topics covered include: solar efficiency, energy efficient house with a Mediterranean feel, insulation, a passive solar home built on less than the ideal site, battling against seasonal extremes, ventilation and much more. Advice is also offered on material and how to solve common problems.