Sustainable building is arguably the biggest buzzword in the construction and housing industry currently and with good reason. Not only are sustainable building practices responsible but they also often lower utility costs for homeowners, creating a win-win situation. With that in mind, author Daniel Williams has just published a new book entitled Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning.
In the forward, David W. Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College, calls the book, “A thoroughly practical call for the design professions to take the next steps toward transformation of the human prospect toward a future that is sustainable and sustaining of the best in human life lived in partnership not domination."
Written as a comprehensive guide for professionals to rethink architecture and to see their projects not as objects but as critical, connected pieces of the whole which are essential to human health as well as to regional economy and ecology, the book is already generating a lot of interest in the architectural world.
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