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Earthen Floors : A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice

Earthen Floors : A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice

Sukita Reay Crimmel For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks, and fiber. All over the globe,… Read more »

The Green Building Bottom Line  :  The Real Cost of Sustainable Building

The Green Building Bottom Line : The Real Cost of Sustainable Building

Martin Melaver; Phyllis Mueller> What are the real costs and real benefits of building green? As any builder knows, cost estimation and reality are often two very different things. The… Read more »

The Green Building Revolution

The Green Building Revolution

Jerry Yudelson The "green building revolution" is happening right now. This book is its chronicle and its manifesto. Written by industry insider Jerry Yudelson, "The Green Building Revolution" introduces readers… Read more »

Green Roof Construction and Maintenance

Green Roof Construction and Maintenance

Kelly Luckett A Complete Guide to Building and Maintaining Green Roofs Written by an industry expert in green roof design and installation, this GreenSource book presents all of the information… Read more »

Artful Rainwater Design : Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater

Artful Rainwater Design : Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater

Stuart Echols This is the go-to resource for designers creating new stormwater systems that are exciting, creative, and fun. Stormwater management as art? Absolutely. Rain is a resource that should… Read more »

Sustainable Practice for the Facilities Manager

Sustainable Practice for the Facilities Manager

Sunil Shah sectors including offices, retail and manufacturing. It explains the facilities manager's role in incorporating sustainability into the whole life-cycle of a building – from initial briefing to final… Read more »

Designing Sustainability : Making Radical Changes in a Material World

Designing Sustainability : Making Radical Changes in a Material World

Stuart Walker What is the relationship between design, sustainability, inner values and spirituality? How can we create designs that provide a convincing alternative to unsustainable interpretations of progress, growth, consumerism… Read more »

Design-Tech : Building Science for Architects

Design-Tech : Building Science for Architects

Jason Alread Taking a fresh, holistic approach to the topic of architectural technology, this indispensable book looks at the 'why' as well as the 'how' of building science, providing a… Read more »

The Agile City : Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change

The Agile City : Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change

James S. Russell Journalist and urban analyst James Russell argues that we'll slow global warming more quickly – and blunt its effects – by retrofitting cities, suburbs, and towns. "The… Read more »

Greening Your Home : Sustainable Options for Every System in Your House

Greening Your Home : Sustainable Options for Every System in Your House

Clayton Bennett Choose Green Systems That Conserve Resources While Matching Your Budget and Lifestyle A vital conservation and money-saving tool, Greening Your Home provides helpful information that will help you… Read more »

Smart Building in a Changing Climate

Smart Building in a Changing Climate

Andy Van Den Dobbelsteen Climate change and peak fuel are issues that affect society, technology, politics, markets—and also our built environment. Rather than just adapting to these changes, a proactive… Read more »

Eco-architecture : Harmonisation Between Architecture and Nature

Eco-architecture : Harmonisation Between Architecture and Nature

S. Hernandez This book contains most of the papers presented in the Eco-Architecture 2010 conference, which was the third edition of the International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature…. Read more »

The Green House

The Green House

Alanna Stang Now available in paperback, The Green House vividly illustrates the emerging collaboration between stylish architecture, interior design, and environmental responsibility. This groundbreaking book features more than thirty-five residences… Read more »

The Genius of Japanese Carpentry : Secrets of an Ancient Craft

The Genius of Japanese Carpentry : Secrets of an Ancient Craft

Azby Brown "The Genius of Japanese Carpentry" tells the story of the 1200-year-old Yakushiji monastery in Nara and the dedicated modern-day craftsmen who are working to restore what has been… Read more »

Building With Earth : Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture

Building With Earth : Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture

Gernot Minke Now in a second edition: This handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of rammed earth and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical… Read more »

Japan Home : Inspirational Design Ideas

Japan Home : Inspirational Design Ideas

Lisa Parramore Whether you're remodeling your house, redesigning your apartment or just looking for a book of design ideas, "Japan Home" is a beautiful and indispensable resource full of practical… Read more »

Urban Acupuncture

Urban Acupuncture

By (author)  Jaime Lerner , Foreword by  Jan Gehl During his three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil in the 1970s and 80s, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner transformed his… Read more »

Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing

Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing

Walker Wells "Blueprint for Green Affordable Housing" is a guide for housing developers, advocates, public agency staff, and the financial community that offers specific guidance on incorporating green building strategies… Read more »

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design

Carl Bovill Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future…. Read more »

A Green Vitruvius : Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design

A Green Vitruvius : Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design

Vivienne Brophy Two thousand years ago the Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote the ten books on architecture establishing the concept of the pattern book offering design principles and solutions… Read more »

Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design

Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design

Pablo M. La Roche The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To lessen the human impact on climate, it is… Read more »

The World's Greenest Buildings : Promise Versus Performance in Sustainable Design

The World's Greenest Buildings : Promise Versus Performance in Sustainable Design

Jerry Yudelson The World's Greenest Buildings tackles an audacious task. Among the thousands of green buildings out there, which are the best, and how do we know? Authors Jerry Yudelson… Read more »

Greening Our Built World  :  Costs, Benefits, and Strategies

Greening Our Built World : Costs, Benefits, and Strategies

Greg Kats; Jon Braman; Michael James>Green buildings buildings that use fewer resources to build and to sustain are commonly thought to be too expensive to attract builders and buyers. But… Read more »

Japan Houses : Ideas for 21st Century Living

Japan Houses : Ideas for 21st Century Living

Marcia Iwatate This Japanese architecture and design book is a wonderful source of new styles and ideas for those looking to add a distinctively Zen flair to their home. Limited… Read more »

The Indoor Environment Handbook : How to Make Buildings Healthy and Comfortable

The Indoor Environment Handbook : How to Make Buildings Healthy and Comfortable

Philomena M. Bluyssen Winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010 award. Ensuring that buildings are healthy and comfortable for their occupants is a primary concern of all architects… Read more »

Green Building with Concrete : Sustainable Design and Construction

Green Building with Concrete : Sustainable Design and Construction

Gajanan M. Sabnis With superior fire resistance, strength, and a long service life, concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. A sustainable material, concrete is also… Read more »

Green Building with Concrete : Sustainable Design and Construction

Green Building with Concrete : Sustainable Design and Construction

Gajanan M. Sabnis Illustrates the Global Relevance of Sustainability Applicable to roads, bridges, and other elements of the infrastructure, Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction, Second Edition provides… Read more »

Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design : Cultural Process and Environmental Response

Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design : Cultural Process and Environmental Response

Kingston Heath Sustainable design requires that design practitioners respond to a particular set of social, cultural and environmental conditions. 'Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design' defines a set of strategies for… Read more »

Contemporary Design in Detail : Sustainable Environments (NIPB)

Contemporary Design in Detail : Sustainable Environments (NIPB)

Yenna Chan This series provides a powerful presentation of the most challenging and evolving architectural and design categories. "Sustainable Environments" focuses on the type of architectural details in distinctive, sustainable… Read more »

Sustainable Facilities : Green Design, Construction, and Operations

Sustainable Facilities : Green Design, Construction, and Operations

Keith Moskow Let a Team of Leading Architects Take You through 20 Large-Scale, Sustainable Facilities Designed with Green Methods and Materials! A vital working tool for all building professionals interested… Read more »

Athens, Attica and the Megarid : An Archaeological Guide

Athens, Attica and the Megarid : An Archaeological Guide

Hans Rupprecht Goette This exciting new guide is the ideal companion to Greece if you are a traveller with historical and archaeological interests, as it combines practical information with impeccable… Read more »

Sustainable Preservation : Greening Existing Buildings

Sustainable Preservation : Greening Existing Buildings

Jean Carroon Sustainable Preservation takes a nuanced look at the hundreds of choices that adaptive reuse requires architects to make from ingenious ways to redeploy existing structural elements to time-honored… Read more »

Sustainable Renovation : Strategies for Commercial Building Systems and Envelope

Sustainable Renovation : Strategies for Commercial Building Systems and Envelope

Lisa Gelfand The complete resource on performing sustainable renovations for both Historic and modern existing buildings This forward-looking and insightful guide explores how the sustainable renovation of existing buildings presents… Read more »

The CSI Sustainable Design and Construction Practice Guide

The CSI Sustainable Design and Construction Practice Guide

Construction Specifications Institute The CSI Sustainable Design and Construction Practice Guide is a compilation of information and recommended best practices for those who participate in the design and construction of… Read more »

Low Impact Building : Housing Using Renewable Materials

Low Impact Building : Housing Using Renewable Materials

Tom Woolley This guide to the designs, technologies and materials that really make green buildings work will help architects, specifiers and clients make informed choices, based on reliable technical information…. Read more »

Delivering Sustainable Buildings : An Industry Insider's View

Delivering Sustainable Buildings : An Industry Insider's View

Mike Malina The UK government has committed to reducing the nation s carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Buildings currently use almost half of the UK s generated energy and… Read more »

Sustainable Construction Processes: A Resource Text

Sustainable Construction Processes: A Resource Text

Steve Goodhew This book explores the concepts and practicalities that lead to sustainable construction. It breaks new ground by providing the reader with the underlying principles of how to build… Read more »

Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability

Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability

Asif Syed A technology-savvy engineer shows architects and engineers alike practical solutions for implementing advanced building technologies in sustainably designed buildings. This book offers busy professionals clear, straight-forward solutions to… Read more »

Sustainable Infrastructure : The Guide to Green Engineering and Design

Sustainable Infrastructure : The Guide to Green Engineering and Design

S. Bry Sarte As more factors, perspectives, and metrics are incorporated into the planning and building process, the roles of engineers and designers are increasingly being fused together. Sustainable Infrastructure… Read more »

Sustainable Building Adaptation : Innovations in Decision-making

Sustainable Building Adaptation : Innovations in Decision-making

Sara J. Wilkinson How to adapt existing building stock is a problem being addressed by local and state governments worldwide. In most developed countries we now spend more on building… Read more »