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Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
by Lloyd Kahn
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The house I grew up in (with my sister, my two parents, a constant but ever-changing assortment of critters, and all the associated clutter one might expect) was 800 sq. ft. In a word: tiny. But the homes in Lloyd Kahn's Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter give... (read more)

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Philosophy of Sustainable Design
Philosophy of Sustainable Design
by Jason F. McLennan
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In the Philosophy of Sustainable Design, McLennan outlines the major ideas and issues that have emerged in the growing movement of green architecture and sustainable design over the last thirty years. This book is intended as a starting point for anyone... (read more)

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
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"An eco-sustainable manifesto. The next Industrial Revolution will be Green!"... (read more)

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The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability -- Designing for Abundance
The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability -- Designing for Abundance
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
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From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn whats next: The Upcycle The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now, drawing on the lessons ... (read more)

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Design for the Real World (2ND 84 Edition)
Design for the Real World (2ND 84 Edition)
by Victor Papanek
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Design for the Real World has, since its first appearance twenty-five years ago, become a classic. Translated into twenty-three languages, it is one of the world's most widely read books on design. In this edition, Victor Papanek examines the attempts by... (read more)

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Shelter 2ND Edition
Shelter 2ND Edition
by Lloyd Kahn
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Shelter is many things - a visually dynamic, oversized compendium of organic architecture past and present. A how-to book includes over 1,250 illustrations: and a whole Earth Catalog-type sourcebook for living in harmony with the earth by using every... (read more)

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Micro Green: Tiny Houses in Nature
Micro Green: Tiny Houses in Nature
by Mimi Zeiger
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From treehouses to pre-fabs, this book presents sustainable, micro-green living at its best. Micro Green delves into the concept of compact living and demonstrates the possibilities of living with less while maintaining a rich life. As sustainable... (read more)

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Sun, Wind and Light : Architectural Design Strategies (3RD 14 Edition)
Sun, Wind and Light : Architectural Design Strategies (3RD 14 Edition)
by G. Z. Brown
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Design net-zero energy buildings that heat and power with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the skyThe updated sustainable design classicDoubled contentFocused on designing for Architecture 2030® carbon-neutral performance... (read more)

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The Rammed Earth House: Rediscovering the Most Ancient Building Material
The Rammed Earth House: Rediscovering the Most Ancient Building Material
by David Easton
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Humans have been using earth as a primary building material for more than ten thousand years. Rammed earth, as practiced today, involves tamping a mixture of earth, water, and a little cement into wooden forms to create thick, sturdy masonry walls... (read more)

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The Straw Bale House (Real Goods Independent Living Book)
The Straw Bale House (Real Goods Independent Living Book)
by Athena Swentzell Steen
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Imagine building a house with superior seismic stability, fire resistance, and thermal insulation, using an annually renewable resource, for half the cost of a comparable conventional home. Welcome to the straw bale house! Whether you build an entire... (read more)

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Wood Reduction Trilogy #02: Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood
Wood Reduction Trilogy #02: Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood
by Daniel Imhoff
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The United States has both the rare fortune and the dubious distinction of being among the only industrialized nations to use wood as its primary material for residential buildings. While other developed countries have evolved masonry and other building... (read more)

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Design Like You Gave a Damn (12 Edition)
Design Like You Gave a Damn (12 Edition)
by Arch Of Humani
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Design Like You Give a Damn [2] is the indispensable handbook for anyone committed to building a more sustainable future. Following the success of their first book, Architecture for Humanity brings readers the next edition, with more than 100 projects... (read more)

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Sustainable Architecture White Papers
Sustainable Architecture White Papers
by Earth Pledge Foundation
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A remarkable collection of vibrant and diverse readings, Sustainable Architecture White Papers explores the critical link between our built and natural environments. Cuting-edge architecture, design, planning, and education leaders illustrate a new... (read more)

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The Northwest Green Home Primer: Hundreds of Ideas for Building, Remodeling, and Buying Green
The Northwest Green Home Primer: Hundreds of Ideas for Building, Remodeling, and Buying Green
by Kathleen O'Brien and Kathleen Smith
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Award-winning sustainable design and building consultant and teacher Kathleen O'Brien and architectural designer and sustainability consultant Kathleen smith offer advice that is both down-to-earth and cutting edge, with regional examples from new and... (read more)

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The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes
The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes
by Daniel D Chiras
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Permaculture is a verbal marriage of "permanent" and "agriculture." Australian Bill Mollison pioneered its development. Key features include:use of compatible perennials;non-invasive planting techniques;emphasis on biodiversity;specifically adaptable to... (read more)

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Massive Change a Manifesto for the Futur
Massive Change a Manifesto for the Futur
by Bruce Mau
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A modern illustrated primer on the new inventions, technologies, and events that are affecting the human race worldwide. 25/02/04 ADVISED BY PUBLISHER PUBLICATION MOVED TO AUTUMN 2004 - NO DATE.... (read more)

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Solar Power: The Evolution of Sustainable Architecture
Solar Power: The Evolution of Sustainable Architecture
by Sophia Behling
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A complete survey of the sun's impact on the earth and of architecture driven by solar power.... (read more)

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Ecological Design
Ecological Design
by Sim Van Der Ryn and Stuart Cowan
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Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan present a vision of how the living world and the human world can be rejoined by taking ecology as the basis for design. Ecological design intelligence-effective adaptation to and integration with nature's processes-can be... (read more)

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Sustainable Design: Towards a New Ethics of Architecture and City Planning
Sustainable Design: Towards a New Ethics of Architecture and City Planning
by Marie Helen Contal Chavannes
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In 2007, the architect and scholar Jana Revedin created the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in collaboration with Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, to recognize architects leading the field in environmentally friendly design and practice.... (read more)

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The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design
The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design
by Lance Hosey
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Does going green change the face of design or only its content? The first book to outline principles for the aesthetics of sustainable design, The Shape of Green argues that beauty is inherent to sustainability, for how things look and feel is as... (read more)

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