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Sustainable Design Architecture, Planning, and Ecology

By: Daniel Williams
272 pages
Sustainable Design
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  • Sustainable Design ISBN: 9780471709534 Hardback May 2007 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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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.


Foreword by David W. Orr.Foreword by Donald Watson, FAIA.Preface.Acknowledgments.Introduction.Part 1.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.Cache Valley, Utah.Farmington, Minnesota: Building within the Community Watershed.Smart Growth: Southeast Florida Coastal Communities.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.Lessons from Belle Glade: Can We Save the Everglades and Sustain Agriculture?Rio Nuevo Master Plan.Growing the Great River Park.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.Part 2.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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Daniel E. Williams, FAIA, a Seattle-based architect and urban planner, is a nationally recognized expert in sustainable architecture and planning. Williams was the 2003 chair of the AIA's Committee on the Environment (COTE), and he chaired the AIA Sustainable Task Group in 2006. His projects, which range from residences to regional plans, connect ecology, economic development, transportation, agriculture, education, and natural resource protection.

By: Daniel Williams
272 pages
Media reviews

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." (; 1/29/08) "...the intended reader is likely an architect, new to 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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