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Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home

by Miki Cook & Doug Garrett

Build a truly green home for the same total net cost as the conventional alternative


Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process

by Linda Hildebrand, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This year's fifth issue of A+BE outlines the relevance of the building substance as factor for the overall sustainable performance of the built environment. It wants to sensibilize the designer for the ecological...


Sustainability & Scarcity: A Handbook for Green Design and Construction in Developing Countries

by Peter Ozolins

Sustainability & Scarcity addresses a gap in the literature on green building recognized by many in the fields of international development, architecture, construction, housing and sustainability. Rather than...


Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice

by Sukita Reay Crimmel & James Thomson

Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing, and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors


Humanitarian Architecture: 15 stories of architects working after disaster

by Esther Charlesworth

Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42...


Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe

by Sheri Koones & Robert Redford

The rising cost of fuel and the growing commitment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication to...


Green Building Illustrated

by Francis D. K. Ching & Ian M. Shapiro

“Green Building Illustrated is a must-read for students and professionals in the building industry.  The combination of incredibly expressive illustrations and accessible technical writing make concepts of...


Ecology for architecture

by Antonia Chiesa

This book analyzes themes and concepts of environmental design from a composition stand point. A selection of case studies from a larger regional scale to the small and local scale demonstrates how architectural...


The Return of Nature: Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability

by Preston Scott Cohen & Erika Naginski

The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they...


Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

by Jen Feigin & Chris Magwood

Sustainable building from the ground up – the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies


Resilient Sustainable Cities: A Future

by Leonie Pearson, Peter Newton & Peter Roberts

Urbanization is occurring at an unprecedented rate; by 2050 three quarters of the world's people will live in urban environments. The cars we drive, products we consume, houses we live in and technology we use...


The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

by Stuart Walker, Jacques Giard & Helen L. Walker

Sustainability has emerged as a central issue for contemporary societies and for the world community as a whole. Furthermore, many of the social and environmental concerns that are embodied in the term 'sustainability'...


Explosion Green: One Man's Journey To Green The World's Largest Industry

by David Gottfried

Explosion Green tells the twenty-year story of the global green building movement through the eyes of David Gottfried, the man who helped start it all.  Explosion Green reveals the inner workings of the building...


Eaea 11 2013

by Eugenio Morello & Barbara E.A. Piga

The 11th European Architectural Envisioning Association Conference (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 25-28 September 2013) is a platform for communicating and exchanging experimental research, applications and...


Sustainable Healthcare Architecture

by Robin Guenther & Gail Vittori

"With this book, Robin Guenther and Gail Vittori show us how critical our green building mission is to the future of human health and secures a lasting legacy that will continue to challenge and focus the green...


Ecoedge Charlesworth: Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities

by Esther Charlesworth & Rob Adams

Presenting diverse case studies of contemporary sustainable urban practice from Europe, Africa, India, South America, the USA and Australia, this book offers the reader a fantastic wealth of practical material...


Becoming Human by Design

by Tony Fry

The last in Tony Fry's trilogy of books published by Berg continues his radical rethinking of design. Becoming Human by Design presents a provocative reading of human 'evolution' centred on ontological design,...


Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide.

by David Bergman

Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing...


Smart Cities: Governing, Modelling and Analysing the Transition

by Mark Deakin

Smart city development has emerged a major issue over the past 5 years. Since the launch of IBM's Smart Planet and CISCO's Smart Cities and Communities programmes, their potential to deliver on global sustainable...