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The Philosophy of Sustainable Design

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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
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David Barnes
Apr 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
Feb 24, 2016 rated it liked it
For the most part I agree with McLennan. The book is in need of editing. There is some unnecessary repetition and passages that would be condensed, though I understand McLennan is an architect, not an author. Scholarship is lacking where citations are needed. In the early chapters McLennan cites "", a website that apparently no longer exists. Some points could be expanded where further research would have been beneficial. Nevertheless, this book is mandatory for anyone interested ...more
Dec 10, 2008 rated it liked it
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.
Feb 27, 2007 rated it liked it
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.
David Runge
Jul 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Good description of the general thought processes and theories behind sustainable design and what sets sustainable philosophy appart from traditional philosophy.
Oct 05, 2008 is currently reading it
I'm reading this for a class right now but feel that this is a very important book.
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kesan Sustainable Design yang terasa sangat 'technical' dan 'theoretical' terhapus sudah setelah membaca ini. Buku ini berhasil membuat saya lebih memaknai dan menghayati gerakan 'Sustainable'.
Sharon R.
Nov 10, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sustainability
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.
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