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A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms

By Elizabeth Lewis

© 2018 – Routledge

330 pages | 79 B/W Illus.

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Architecture 2030; BUG; Biophilic Design; BIPV; Circular Economy; LEED; Passive Design; Solar Chimney; Systems Thinking; WELL; Xeriscaping.

What does it all mean?

The complex and evolving language used in the sustainable design community can be very challenging, particularly to those new to environmentally friendly and resource-efficient design strategies that are needed today.

  • Definitions of over two hundred terms with further sources.
  • Clearly cross-referenced with Sustainaspeak, Theoryspeak, and Archispeak terms.
  • Illustrated throughout with sustainable award-winning buildings by e.g. Behnisch, Brooks + Scarpa, EHDD, KieranTimberlake, Lake|Flato, Leddy Mahtum Stacy, SmithGroup, Perkins+Will, ZGF, VMDO, and McDonough + Partners.

Sustainaspeak: A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms provides a current guide to the sustainable design strategies, terms, and practices needed for the next generation of designers, architects, students, and community leaders to design a carbon-neutral world for future generations.

Table of Contents

Illustrations. List of Contributors. Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction. List of Terms. Acronyms for Further Sources. Sustainaspeak. Further Reading. Index.

About the Author

Elizabeth Lewis, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Professor at Florida A&M University School of Architecture, USA, has over twenty-five years of design teaching experience with a research focus on high-performing and net-zero buildings. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, she is active in the profession and AIA leadership, a founder of USGBC Florida Capital Region Chapter, and a contributor to Decoding Theoryspeak.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design