Sustainable Architectures: Cultures and Natures in Europe and North America
Simon Guy, Steven A. Moore
Spon Press, 2005 - Architecture - 269 pages
As buildings are responsible for fifty per cent of CO2 emissions, their design has become the focus of intense technical scrutiny. Knowing how to build more technically efficient, or ecologically responsible, buildings, and being able to assemble the social resources to do so, requires different forms of knowledge and practice. There is wide contestation over the optimal pathways to greener buildings design and great diversity in practices of sustainable architecture.