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 in practical knowledge but rather than being a 'how to' book, asks individuals to understand how the philosophy of sustainable design can affect their own work. This book lays the groundwork and philosophical basis for more technical study. McLennan relies on his extensive experience with sustainable design having been a consultant to dozens of projects and design teams all over the country. Tapping into the work of many pioneers and 'green design philosophers' McLennan clearly presents a framework for people to understand Sustainable Design and how ultimately it will become the future of architecture and design
Table of Contents
"Philosophy, Evolution and Principles of Sustainable Design A Brief Survey of Green Building Technologies and Components of Sustainable Design Shades of Green - the Levels of Sustainability Productivity and Wellbeing Greening your Organisation Green Economics Aesthetics of Sustainable Design The Future of Architecture"
Jason McLennan is a leading light in the growing movement of individuals seeking to transform the US building industry to be more restorative and responsible. He is the founder and director of Elements, the design consulting division of BNIM Architects, one of the pioneers in the green architecture movement.