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Creating Cohousing

by Charles Durrett & Kathryn McCamant

The cohousing "bible" by the US originators of the concept.

A man's home is his castle. But demographic and economic changes haveturned our castles into islands. How can we regain the elements of the traditional...


Sustainable Luxury

by McGillick,Paul & Masano Kawana

This sustainable architecture and design book featuring elegant photographs and showcases the ultra-modern homes of Singapore.

Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable...


Wet Weather Design and Operation in Water Resource Recovery Facilities

by Water Environment Federation

Wet Weather Design and Operation in Water Resource Recovery Facilities provides professionals involved in the field with a comprehensive reference of current design and operational practices for dealing with...


Sustainability Reporting Statements for Wastewater Systems

by Water Environment Federation

This publication proposes a set of standard environmental performance report formats for wastewater utilities and facilitates uniform reporting similar to what is currently used for financial reporting. The...


Facade Refurbishment Toolbox.

by Thaleia Konstantinou, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

p spanThe starting point of the research is the need to refurbish existing residential building stock, in order to reduce its energy demand, which accounts for over one fourth of the energy consumption in the...


Spatial planning and urban resilience in the context of flood risk.

by Pei-Wen Lu, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Spatial planning is increasingly being considered as an important mechanism in coping with flood risk due to climate change. One of the reasons for this is that engineering approaches are increasingly expensive...


Green Home Building

by Miki Cook & Doug Garrett

A comprehensive guide to building green on any budget.

According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium"...


Earthen Floors

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

For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made...


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...


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...


Urban Landscape Strategies

by Giuseppe Marinoni

The projects illustrated here exemplify the way contemporary urban planning is moving in practice, and how it is precisely in the effective transformation of cities and landscapes that it is finding the theoretical...


The Chinese Greenhouse

by Dan Chiras

Grow vegetables year-round in a greenhouse powered only by solar energy

Originally developed in China to feed millions, Chinese greenhouses are earth-sheltered, solar-heated, east-west oriented, intelligently...


The New Architecture of Science

by Kostya S Novoselov & Albena Yaneva

The New Architecture of Science explores how the architecture of advanced nanoscience labs affects the way scientists think, conduct experiments, interact and collaborate. The unique design of the National Graphene...


Portland's Good Life

by R. Bruce Stephenson

Iconic urbanist Lewis Mumford stressed the role of a well-constructed city in the development of the good life, championing pedestrian-scaled, sustainable cities. In Portland's Good Life, R. Bruce Stephenson...


(Re)Stitch Tampa

by Shannon Bassett

(Re)stitch Tampa, an international design ideas competition, challenged designers to consider innovative design ideas and strategies, employing connective urban landscapes and ecological infrastructure as an...


New Treehouses of the World

by Pete Nelson

Since the publication of Treehouses of the World, the community of treehouse builders has grown tremendously, and many more innovative treehouses have been built around the world. In New Treehouses of the World...


Prefabulous World

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...


Prefabulous + Sustainable

by Sheri Koones & Robert Redford

Prefabulous and Sustainable dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green prefab homes are.

In this guide to prefab home-building author Sheri...


Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid

by Sheri Koones & Robert Redford

Prefabrication offers a simple path to the green home of your dreams, and in her latest book, Prefabulous author Sheri Koones highlights the many ways of using prefabrication to create almost-off-the-grid homes—houses...


Mid-Course Correction Revisited

by John A. Lanier, Ray Anderson & Paul Hawken

The original Mid-Course Correction, published 20 years ago, became a classic in the sustainability field. It put forth a new vision for what its author, Ray C. Anderson, called the ?prototypical company of the...