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Ecological Design
By Sim Van der Ryn

Ecological Design

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Ecological Design by Sim Van der Ryn

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"Ecological Design" is a landmark volume that helped usher in an exciting new era in green design and sustainability planning. Since its initial publication in 1996, the book has been critically important in sparking dialogue and triggering collaboration across spatial scales and design professions in pursuit of buildings, products, and landscapes with radically decreased environmental impacts. This 10th anniversary edition makes the work available to a new generation of practitioners and thinkers concerned with moving our society onto a more sustainable path. Using examples from architecture, industrial ecology, sustainable agriculture, ecological wastewater treatment, and many other fields, "Ecological Design" provides a framework for integrating human design with living systems. Drawing on complex systems, ecology, and early examples of green building and design, the book challenges us to go further, creating buildings, infrastructures, and landscapes that are truly restorative rather than merely diminishing the rate at which things are getting worse.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597261401
ISBN-10: 1597261408
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 230
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Despite an uncertain economy, the market for green building is projected to grow and strengthen. But, the author states that, "greening" our buildings is not enough. He advocates "empathic design," in which a designer not only works in concert with nature, but with an understanding of and empathy for the end user and for oneself.

Ecological Design by Sim Van der Ryn Ecological Design, Paperback (April 2007)

Using examples from architecture, industrial ecology, sustainable agriculture, ecological wastewater treatment, and other fields, this book provides a framework for integrating human design with living systems. It draws on complex systems, ecology, and early examples of green building and design.

Toilet Papers by Sim Van der Ryn Toilet Papers, Paperback (August 1999)

An informative, inspiring, and irreverent look at how people have dealt with their wastes through the centuries. The Toilet Papers provides do-it-yourself plans for a basic compost privy and a variety of graywater systems.

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Author Biography - Sim Van der Ryn

Sim Van der Ryn is professor emeritus in the Department of Architecture at the University of California - Berkeley and founder and principal of Sim Van der Ryn + Associates, an architectural firm specializing in ecological design. Stuart Cowan is a general partner of Autopoiesis LLC in Portland, Oregon, which offers design, development, and finance services internationally for large-scale sustainability projects. He recently served as research director at Ecotrust.

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