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Sustainable Design Solutions from the Pacific Northwest
Architects of the Pacific Northwest have been celebrated for a long-standing respect for the environment and a holistic view of our place in it. This series spotlights innovative design achievements by contemporary Northwest architects, and supporting consultants, whose work reinforces core principles and ethics of sustainable design. Reflecting cross-disciplinary inspirations ranging from environmental sciences to sociology and systems biology, the pioneering buildings and technologies profiled in this series share common aesthetic and social goals. Promoting maximum energy efficiency through the extensive use of recycled materials and minimal dependence on mechanical systems for heat, ventilation, and waste management, these works demonstrate a profound and enduring love of the natural world and its ecological systems.
Series editor: David E. Miller
Please send book proposals to: Nicole Mitchell
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Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design
The construction and operation of buildings is responsible for 41 percent of all primary energy use and 48 percent of all carbon emissions, and the impact of the demolition and removal of an older building...
Environmental Architecture in the Pacific Northwest
Green design is the major architectural movement of our time. Throughout the world architects are producing sustainable buildings in an attempt to preserve the environment and our globe’s natural resources. However, current strategies for forming...
In addition to conserving energy, the use of daylight in architecture can be a powerful aesthetic tool. The effective employment of natural lighting is an important component of sustainable design, and some of the best...