Written by an architect who is an expert in sustainable design and is a former chair of the AIA's Committee on the Environment (COTE), "Sustainable Design: Architecture, Planning, and Ecology" is a valuable primer on green and sustainable design. It defines issues of sustainable design, illustrates conceptual ideas and case studies, and provides an information base for continued learning for architects.
In the case of the new book Sustainable Design", the intended reader is likely an architect new to sustainability, looking to follow up the HOK book. Williams serves them well with an authoritative introduction to key defining sustainable versus green design." (Architectural Record, November 2009) "Williams, a noted architect and planner, looks at the applicability of sustainable design at all scales - from the region to the community to the building. The major outcome of this book is a well-reasoned argument for a drastic renovation of the way design is taught, considered and performed." (Planetizen.com; 1/29/08) "...the intended reader is likely an architect, new to sustainability...in that respect, Williams serves them well with an authoritative introduction to key issues and terms, most notably a persuasive argument defining sustainable versus green design." (Architectural Record; 10/2007)
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