Similar to the first edition published in 2007, the second edition of The Green Studio Handbook offers a useful introduction to green design. As noted in the title the content stays fairly schematic to help guide and introduce green strategies. This book purposely avoids creating a green building checklists and getting bogged down in technical details. In this way the book can cover a wide variety of topics and show how they are interrelated systems. Each strategy is accompanied by a wonderful set of sketches and images that aid in the readers understanding of the basic concepts.
Preface vii Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1 The Green 1 Chapter 2 The Studio 11 Chapter 3 The Handbook 25 Chapter 4 Design Strategies 29 Envelope Lighting Heating Cooling Energy Production Water and Waste Chapter 5 Case Studies 305 Appendices 389 Index 415