Foreword

This updated book is essential reading especially as it considers the 'why' as well as the 'what' of sustainable architecture. There is now wide agreement that halting global warming and its climatic consequences is likely to be the greatest challenge that we shall face in this century. As populations increase and, at the same time, gravitate to cities, buildings old and new should be a prime target in the battle to reverse the demand for fossil-based energy.

Students and practitioners alike within the construction industry need to be aware of the importance of their role in creating architecture which not only raises the quality of life but also ensures that such quality is sustainable.

Lord Rogers of Riverside

Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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