Building “Green” should not be the just the latest fad — It is a wise thing to do. At this phase in the life of life the American Baby-Boomers, I believe we have arrived at a crucial crossroad. We can choose to be smart or we can choose to leave a mess for our children. I suggest that we choose “Practical Green” strategies and downsizing that will yield amazing results. “Building Today’s Green Home” will help you cut through the green-marketing hype and make smart choices. The eco-friendly sub categories — energy efficiency, sustainability, realistic home size, solar, and air quality are thoroughly discussed.
Books and articles celebrating sustainable or green residential design have become commonplace. This book is different. It not only explores the fundamental design principles of sustainable homes, it provides a practical guide to implementing them. The guide outlines solutions for incorporating sustainable aspects into a home design from conceptualization to implementation. Detailed design analyses range from groundbreaking contemporary buildings such as Pugh + Scarpa's Solar Umbrella House to Ray Kappe's LivingHome, illuminating some of the most innovative sustainable strategies in the United States and abroad.
William is a resident of Decatur, Georgia.
“Hunker down and play it safe” seems to be the mantra of many recession-battered companies, as they cut back on people, payrolls and purchases of non-essentials. Unfortunately, many of the green programs that may have gotten funded in good times are now finding themselves in this “non-essential” category. That’s exactly the wrong approach, argues Andrew Winston, the green business evangelist, in his new book Green Recovery, a follow-up to his 2006 Green to Gold.
In Green Recovery, Winston offers a compelling case for why the recession is the perfect time to use a green strategy to get lean, get smart and innovate your way forward. With success stories from industry leaders as examples – companies like Boeing, Disney, DuPont, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, and Wal-Mart – the book offers a four-point roadmap for using green initiatives to drive business performance during the downturn:
Green Your Work Boost Your Bottom Line While Reducing Your Eco-Footprint (Adams 2008) by eco-preneur and green lifestyle expert, Kim Carlson, reviews the range of short, medium and long-term solutions to greening the workplace as a means towards reducing operating costs, fostering happy employees, cultivating business ethics and ultimately increasing revenues and profitability.
Brilliant book written by a brilliant man - extremely relevant to the times and inspirational to those that seek solutions to some of todays most pressing problems. A call to action for every American.
This book, given to me by Mother who just thought it looked good, is a surprisingly deep, thoughtful, first step introduction to Creation Care. Part Biblical outline and part community-centered manifesto, Our Father's World covers all aspects of creation care and in 180 pages to boot.
A must read for anyone looking for an outline of biblical scripture leading to a creation care dialogue. The community service side is not only for people of faith but for anyone looking for ways to start thinking differently of how to walk with a lighter footprint and organize community.