Smart design can make solar, wind, and geothermal energy beautiful, affordable, and accessible to all. Thirty-five projects from around the world that demonstrate how clean, healthy energy is within reach in every sector and field. Projects include homes for all income levels and climates, schools, parks, offices, and even power plants. Harmonizing nature, technology, and space, each project in Good Energy shows how design can improve planetary well-being while producing cost savings and creating green jobs.
A visual and informative guide to renewable energy: The book includes over 200 color photographs showing each project in stunning detail, accompanied by fascinating and informative essays. Good Energy includes a foreword by artist and landscape designer Walter Hood, founder of Hood Design Studio, and an interview with Mark Z. Jacobson, Stanford University professor of civil and environmental engineering and a co-founder of the Solutions Project.
- Solar Strand, a solar power plant that is also a community mecca, in Buffalo, New York
- Zero Carbon House, one of the world's most sustainable homes, in Birmingham, England
- Avasara Academy, a school that inspires pride among its young women students, in Lavale, India
Readers who are passionate about the environmental and economic health of their homes and communities will find fresh and practical ideas for an inclusive, equitable transition to renewable power in Good Energy.
"There's nothing 'alternative' anymore about clean energy and green design. As this book makes beautifully clear, the future is here"
— Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
1 POWER HOMES
Houses, Apartment Complexes, and Residential Communities
2 POWER COMMUNITY SPACES
Parks, Transportation, and Sports Centers
3 POWER EDUCATION
Schools and Universities
4 POWER OFFICES
Commercial, Governmental, and Institutional Buildings
5 POWER PLANTS
Geothermal, Solar, and Wind Power Facilities
TitleGood Energy: Renewable Power and the Design of Everyday Life
PublisherPrinceton Architectural Press