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  • Being Sustainable: Building Systems Performance

    The book highlights design; construction; and operation of myriad mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations with a focus on their integration and interaction.

  • Living Off the Grid

    This book teaches how to be economically savvy and environmentally self-sufficient by taking simple actions, such as using mass transit, to more complex endeavors, like building eco-friendly infrastructures.

  • Materials for Sustainable Sites

    This guide to the evaluation, selection and use of sustainable materials in the landscape features strategies to minimize environmental and human-health impacts of conventional site-construction and green materials.

  • Sanctuary: Global Oases of Innocence

    This photographic odyssey spanning two dozen animal and habitat sanctuaries throughout the world is a celebration of the worldwide Sanctuary Movement.

  • Hot Ideas For a Cooler Planet

    Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet was an artistic showcase of 126 globes in Chicago that depicted different ways to combat global warming.

  • Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change

    This book outlines ways to combine efficient land use and energy efficiency to mitigate climate change.

  • Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature

    This call to action is a comprehensive introduction to “sustainable urbanism,” the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings.

  • Urban Ecology

    Urban Ecology is a Euro-American diary that captures the beauty of city life and celebrates the four seasons through 30 short stories and color photographs about New York life as seen through the eyes of a European environmental activist.

  • The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone

    What makes a good decorative stone? How does one determine what kind is appropriate for a specific use?

  • Creating Value: Smart Development and Green Design

    Case studies, perspectives, and examples for creating the built environment in the 21st century.