Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Philosophy of Sustainable Design” as Want to Read:
The Philosophy of Sustainable Design
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Philosophy of Sustainable Design

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  6 reviews
In "The Philosophy of Sustainable Design", Jason McLennan outlines the major ideas and issues that have emerged in the growing movement of green architecture and sustainable design over the last thirty years. This book is intended as a starting point for anyone involved in the building industry on a journey to learn how they can build more responsibly. The book is rooted i ...more
Hardcover, 325 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Ecotone Publishing Company LLC
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Philosophy of Sustainable Design

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara KingsolverThe Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanSilent Spring by Rachel CarsonThe Backyard Homestead by Carleen MadiganFarm City by Novella Carpenter
best sustainability
75th out of 151 books — 177 voters
Silent Spring by Rachel CarsonThe New Complete Book Of Self Sufficiency by John SeymourWatership Down by Richard AdamsThe Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanPlastic Ocean by Charles Moore
Eco books for a better world
45th out of 92 books — 23 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 170)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
David Barnes
What can I say. This book addresses sustainability in a broad manner and also specifically talks about the built environment. It gives a lot of sources and has really got me thinking about how to solve problems at a higher level rather than focusing one specific topic. It reads well and is a must for anybody that wants to help change the world and make a living doing it.
Sara
Don't get me wrong, I'm not particularly well-versed in green architecture, or even architecture in general, but with the little bit of background that I do have, I thought this was a pretty good book. If you have no interest in architecture, then this is not the book for you but otherwise it gives a pretty good overview of current green practice.
Eli
Nov 01, 2007 Eli rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: interested in sustainable design primer
Shelves: non-fiction
A good beginning for someone interested in sustainable design, but definitely not an in depth book for those already steeped in the practice of sustainable design. If you want a good general overview this is a great place to start.
Sharon R.
This is the other book for my Sustainable Building Advisors class. It is much more interesting on a philosophical level (hence the title ) but not one to read for "tips" on green building.
David Runge
Good description of the general thought processes and theories behind sustainable design and what sets sustainable philosophy appart from traditional philosophy.
Anne
Oct 05, 2008 Anne is currently reading it
I'm reading this for a class right now but feel that this is a very important book.
Katie
Katie marked it as to-read
Dec 25, 2014
Deena
Deena marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2014
Hang Lu
Hang Lu marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2014
Fadhal Fatani
Fadhal Fatani marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2014
Mahmod Elhrdudi
Mahmod Elhrdudi marked it as to-read
Nov 23, 2014
Lenira
Lenira marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2014
Inass
Inass marked it as to-read
Nov 01, 2014
Tarlan
Tarlan marked it as to-read
Oct 26, 2014
Barbara Hahijary
Barbara Hahijary marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2014
Weaam Mahmoud
Weaam Mahmoud marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2014
Jerome
Jerome marked it as to-read
Oct 06, 2014
Heather
Heather marked it as to-read
Sep 19, 2014
Eubvraine Gumtang
Eubvraine Gumtang marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2014
Maria Emilia
Maria Emilia marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2014
Lio Corzo
Lio Corzo marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Zugunruhe: The Inner Migration to Profound Environmental Change Zugunruhe: The Inner Migration To Profound Environmental Change Transformational Thought: Radical Ideas to Remake the Built Environment The Philosophy of Sustainable Design: The Future of Architecture The Dumb Architect's Guide to Glazing Selection

Share This Book