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Green/Sustainable Building: Books

Resources for green or sustainable buildings--such as the SCU School of Engineering's Solar Decathlon House.

Books of Interest

"Built Environment" section excerpted in part from the research guide "Sustainability" authored by Shannon Kealey:


Alternative construction: contemporary natural building methods

Design of straw bale buildings: the state of the art

Designing the city: towards a more sustainable urban form

Engineering guide to LEED-new construction: sustainable construction

Evaluating sustainable development in the built environment

Fundamentals of integrated design for sustainable building

Future cities: dynamics and sustainability

Green BIM: successful sustainable design with building information modeling

Green building fundamentals: a practical guide

Green building handbook: a guide to building products and their impact on the environment

Green city: sustainable homes, sustainable suburbs

Green development: integrating ecology and real estate

Growing greener cities: urban sustainability in the twenty-first century

Hazards and the built environment: attaining built-in resilience

Indoor environment handbook: how to make buildings healthy and comfortable

LEED practices, certification, and accreditation handbook

Materials for sustainable sites : a complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable construction materials

Reinventing cities for people and the planet

Reshaping the built environment: ecology, ethics, and economics

Sustainable commercial interiors

Sustainable construction and design

Sustainable construction: green building design and delivery

Sustainable construction materials

Sustainable landscape construction: a guide to green building outdoors

Sustainability by design

Urban design: green dimensions


Energy-efficient building systems: green strategies for operation and maintenance

Handbook of heating, ventilation and air conditioning

Heating and cooling of buildings: design for efficiency

Passive building design : a handbook of natural climatic control

Solar water heating: a comprehensive guide to solar water and space heating


Designing indoor solar products : photovoltaic technologies for AES


Create an oasis with greywater: choosing, building and using greywater systems, including branched drains