9781616899097

Good Energy Renewable Power and the Design of Everyday Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9781616899097

  • ISBN10:

    1616899093

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-05-25
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

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Summary

"There's nothing 'alternative' anymore about clean energy and green design. As this book makes beautifully clear, the future is here"— Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Smart design can make solar, wind, and geothermal energy beautiful, affordable, and accessible to all.
Thirty-five projects from around the world demonstrate that clean, healthy energy is within reach in every sector and field. Projects include homes at all scales and for all climates, schools, parks, and offices, and even power plants. Harmonizing nature, technology, and space, each project in Good Energy shows how design can improve planetary well-being while producing cost savings and creating green jobs.

A visual and informative guide to renewable energy:Good Energy includes over 200 color photographs showing each project in stunning detail, accompanied by fascinating and informative essays. The book includes a foreword by artist and landscape designer Walter Hood, founder of Hood Design Studio, and an interview with Mark Z. Jacobson, Stanford University professor of civil and environmental engineering and a cofounder of the Solutions Project.

Projects include:

• Solar Strand, a solar power plant that is also a community mecca, in Buffalo, New York
• Zero Carbon House, one of the world's most sustainable homes, in Birmingham, England
• Avasara Academy, a school that inspires pride among its young women students, in Lavale, India

Readers who are passionate about the environmental and economic health of their homes and communities will find fresh and practical ideas for an inclusive, equitable transition to renewable power in Good Energy.

Author Biography

Jared Green writes about the essential role of planning and design in solving the climate crisis. Green is the editor of Designed for the Future.. He lives in Washington, DC.

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