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PUBLISHER: Wiley, Hoboken, N.J., www.wiley.com

AUTHORS: Marian Keeler and Bill Burke

PRICE: $80

This introductory primer on sustainable architecture from the perspective of integrated building design introduces the reader to the history, theory, and technology of green building. Integrated design is used as an overarching theme to govern decisions about energy, resources, and environmental quality. Chapters written by specialists in the green-building industry provide perspective of the challenges and strategies involved in working on a team. Issues discussed range from air and water quality to material selection and energy efficiency.