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Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning

Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning

Architects identify “sustainability” as the most important change in the future of their profession. Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning is a practical, comprehensive guide to design and plan a built environment compatible with the region’s economic, social, and ecological patterns.

In this book, Daniel Williams challenges professionals to rethink architecture and to see their projects not as objects but as critical, connected pieces of the whole, essential to human health as well as to regional economy and ecology. Comprehensive in scope, Sustainable Design answers key questions such as:

- How do I begin thinking and designing ecologically - What is the difference between “green design” and “sustainable design”? - What are some examples of effective change I can make that will have the most impact for the least cost?

Written for architects, planners, landscape architects, engineers, public officials, and change agent professionals, this important resource defines the issues of sustainable design, illustrates conceptual and case studies, and provides support for continued learning in this increasingly central focus of architects’ and urban planners’ work.

Williams’s book features winning projects from the first decade of the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten award program.

Author: Daniel E. Williams Publisher: Wiley Cover: Hardcover Pages: 320

Index

Foreword by David W. Orr Foreword by Donald Watson, FAIA Preface Acknowledgements Introduction

CHAPTER ONE: The Ecological Model Ecology Ecology as a Model Waste Debts The Value of Land Paradigm Shift Thinking as a System: Connectivity, Not Fragmentation

CHAPTER TWO: Sustainable Design Where Do We Want to Go? Design Matters Why Architects? Green Design versus Sustainable Design Why Now? Approaching Sustainability Place-Based Energy and Resources Principles for Designing Sustainably Where to Start?

CHAPTER THREE: Regional Design Evolving from Nonrenewables Another Weak Link: The Power Grid The Regional Design Water: A Common Denominator Make No Small Plans The Regional Design Process Regional Case Studies

CHAPTER FOUR: Sustainable Urban and Community Design A Matter of Place Principles for Sustainable Communities Regional Ecology and Biourbanism Sustainable Urban and Community Case Studies

CHAPTER FIVE: Architectural Design The Site: Challenges and Opportunities Site Design and Environmental Analysis Sustainable Infrastructure The Skin Evolving a Sustainable Design Practice Sustainable Design and Existing Buildings Sustainable Interior Architecture

CHAPTER SIX: The AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects Program 1997 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects 1998 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects 1999 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2000 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2001 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2002 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2003 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2004 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2005 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2006 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects

Afterword Sustainability Terms Bibliography Index Photo Credits

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning" 20 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/62811/sustainable-design-ecology-architecture-and-planning/> ISSN 0719-8884
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