PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton & Company, New York,

AUTHOR: Traci Rose Rider

PRICE: $19.95

A past chairwoman and consultant for the Emerging Green Builders Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council, Traci Rose Rider continues to promote discussion among young designers regarding sustainable building guidelines and rating systems. Some of the programs reviewed are the Natural Step, Green Globes, LEED, and the National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Standard, as well as several local green building programs.