was such a treat to meet Robert Redford at his talk
at the New York Times on January 8th. He’s not
only an important environmentalist, a wonderful director,
a talented actor, and still handsome as can be, but
he is also incredibly gracious and kind. It was a thrill
to talk with him about the environment."
graciously thank him for writing the forward to my latest
book: "Prefabulous World".
newest book, "Prefabulous World" with the
forward written by Robert Redford,
will be released on April 15th. This book not only shows
new and beautiful home design styles but alternative
ways to save energy and harness renewable energy. Fifty
beautiful homes are profiled in the United States, Japan,
Germany, France, Australia, and many other locations.
Koones is a widely respected author who helps readers
understand that getting the house of their dreams can
be done in an ecologically responsible way. Sheri is
also a sough-after speaker and was invited to hold a
seminar on green prefab construction and modular construction
at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
in an easy to understand and approachable style, author
Sheri Koones walks the readers through each of the homes,
explaining the materials, strategies, and systems used
to create a sustainable living environment. Photographs,
captions, floor plans, and sidebars illustrate to readers
that green living is not as complicated as one might
think, and attainable for everyone. Also included is
a resource guide, making this book a hand-on guide for
book, Prefabulous + Sustainable explores the variety,
beauty and eco-friendly benefits of prefab homes and
recently won the prestigious Gold Award from NAREE.
her book Prefabulous + Sustainable, Sheri Koones, demystifies
the prefabricated house by profiling 25 unique homes
to showcase how factory-built homes are greener, more
efficient, sturdier, and more cost-effective than site-built
homes. The book is divided into three categories—green,
greener, greenest — and the homes featured vary
in style, design, type of construction, and size.
of the homes included in Prefabulous + Sustainable have
been customized to create a level of sustainability
beyond the inherent qualities of prefab.
well-designed and built prefab home is a superior and
more eco-friendly alternative to the standard way of
building. It’s time that more of us were building
this way. Sheri is showing us how.”
Sarah Susanka, FAIA, Architect and Author of
"The Not So Big House".
Koones educates readers about the importance of green
home-building while offering strategies and solutions,
both big and small.”
Nate Kredich, VP, Residential Market Development,
US Green Building Council.
and Sustainable will soon become required reading for
anyone interested in quality housing for the 21st century.”
Bob Berkebile, Fellow of the American Institute
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