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Architecture: Architecture and Sustainability

Subject Headings

When searching the Classic Catalog, the online catalog, try the following Library of Congress subject headings:

  • Architecture and Energy Conservation
  • Architecture Environmental Aspects
  • Sustainable Architecture

Resources on architecture and sustainability can also be located using more specific subject terms such as:

  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Power
  • Geothermal Engineering


Examples of Sustainable Building

Green Housing

Solar Energy Resources


Greensource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies. 2008-2011

Call Number: NA2542.36 .G737 (ceased, Bird Library)

Journal of Green Building. Glen Allen, Virginia. 2006-

Call Number: TH880 .J68 (Current issues are in King + King Architecture Library and older issues are in library facility)

Sustainability. [electronic resource] New Rochelle: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.


The 2030 Challenge Environmental Design in the Face of Climate Change Discussion Panel. Las Vegas, Nevada: UNLV School of Architecture, 2007.

Call Number: Video DVD 13063

The Greening of Southie. [videorecording]. Oley, Pennsylvania: Bullfrog Films, [2008].

Call Number: Video DVD 14187


King + King Architecture Library

Architecture of Change: Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment. Berlin: Gestalten, 2008. Call Number: NA2542.35 .A735 2008, reserve

Berge, Bjorn. The Ecology of Building Materials. Oxford: Architectural Press, 2001. Call Number: TA403.6 .B4713 2001

Cofaigh, Eoin, et al. The Climatic Dwelling: An Introduction to Climate-Responsive Residential Architecture. London: James & James, 1996.Call Number: NA7116 .C64 1996

Costa Duran, Sergi. Green Homes. New York: Collins Design, 2007.Call Number: TH4860 .C63 2007

Davey, Peter. Engineering for a Finite Planet: Sustainable Solutions by Buro Happold. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2009.Call Number: TH880 .D38 2009

Drake, Scott, Dr. The Third Skin: Architecture, Technology & Environment. Sydney, New South Wales: UNSW Press, 2007.Call Number: NA2542.35 .D73 2007

Farmer, John. Green Shift: Changing Attitudes in Architecture to the Natural World. Oxford: Architectural Press, 1999.Call Number: NA2542.35 .F37 1999

Frej, Anne. Green Office Buildings: A Practical Guide to Development. Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2005.Call Number: NA6230 .G74 2005

Galloway, Terry. Solar House: A Guide for the Solar Designer. Burlington, Massachusetts: Elsevier, 2004. Call Number: TH7414 .G35 2004 (Carnegie also has this holding)

Gore, Al. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It. New York: Rodale, 2006. Call Number: QC981.8 .G56 G67 2006 (Carnegie and the Law Library also has this holding)

Hawkes, Dean and Jane McDonald and Koen Steemers. The Selective Environment: An Approach to Environmentally Responsive Architecture. New York: Spon Press, 2016. Call Number: NA2542.36 .H38 2016

Hawkes, Dean and Wayne Forster. Energy Efficient Buildings: Architecture, Engineering, and Environment. New York: W.W. Norton, 2002.Call Number: NA2542.3 .H39 2002

Kwok, Alison and Walter Grondzik. The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design. Burlington, Massachusetts: Architectural Press, 2007.Call Number: TH880 .K87 2007

LEED Reference Guide for New Construction and Major Renovation. (LEED-NC), Version 2.1. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Green Building Council, 2003.Call Number: TH6025 .L44 2003

Moe, Kiel. Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2008.Call Number: NA2542.36 .M64 2008

Olgyay, Victor. Design With Climate: Bioclimatic Approach to Architectural Regionalism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. Call Number: NA2540 .O44 2015

Roaf, Sue with Manuel Fuentes and Stephanie Thomas. Ecohouse 2: A Design Guide. Burlington, Massachusetts: Architectural Press, 2003.Call Number: TH4812 .R633 2003

Rovers, Ronald. Sustainable Housing Projects: Implementing a Conceptual Approach. Amsterdam: Techne Press, 2008.Call Number: TH4860 .R68 2008 (Carnegie also has this holding)

Sassi, Paola. Strategies for Sustainable Architecture. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2006.Call Number: NA2542.36 .S26 2006

Spiegel, Ross and Dru Meadows. Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, 2006. Call Number: TH455 .S65 2006

Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature. Ed. by Douglas Farr. Hoboken: Wiley, 2008.Call Number: HT241 .S8736 2008

The Green Braid: Towards an Architecture of Ecology, Economy, and Equity. London; New York: Routledge, 2007. Call Number: NA2542.36 .G73 2007

Thompson, J. and Kim Sorvig. Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2000.Call Number: TH380 .T46 2000

U.S. Green Building Council. Homes Reference Guide. Washington, D.C.: The Council, 2008.Call Number: TH4860 .U75 2008

Williams, Daniel Edward. Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning. Hoboken: Wiley, 2007.Call Number: NA2542.36 .W548 2007

Wright, Frank Lloyd. The Natural House. New York: Bramhall House, 1954. Call Number: NA7208 .W68

Yeang, Ken. Ecodesign: A Manual for Ecological Design. Wiley: London, 2006. Call Number: NA2542.35 .Y4295 2006

Yeang, Ken. Eco Skyscrapers. Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia: Images Publishing, 2007. Call Number: NA6230 .Y427 2007

Yeang, Ken. Eco Skyscrapers. Volume 2. Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia: Images Publishing, 2011. Call Number: NA1525.8.Y4 Y43 2011


4F, Bird Library

Brown, G.Z. and Mark DeKay.  Sun, Wind & Light. Architectural Design Strategies. New York: Wiley, 2001. Call Number: NA2542.3 .B76 2001

Crosbie, Michael J. Green. Green Architecture: A Guide to Sustainable Design. Washington, D.C.: Rockport Publishers, Inc., 1994. Call Number: NA2542.3 .C76 1994

Cumberlidge, Clare. Design and Landscape for People: New Approaches to Renewal. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007.Call Number: HT170 .C94 2007

Daniels, Klaus. The Technology of Ecological Building: Basic Principles and Measures, Examples and Ideas. Basel: Birkhäuser, 1997.Call Number: NA2542.35 .D3613 1997

Edwards, Brian, ed. Green Buildings Pay. New York: Spon Press, 2003.Call Number: NA2542.3 .G72 2003

Edwards, Brian. Sustainable Architecture: European Directives and Building Design. Oxford: Architectural Press, 1999. Call Number: NA2542.35 .E35 1999

Farmer, John. Green Shift: Towards a Green Sensibility in Architecture. Oxford: Butterworth, 1996.Call Number: NA2542.35 .F37 1996

Girling, Cynthia L. Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2005.Call Number: HT167 .G57 2005

Growing Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.Call Number: HT241 .G76 2008

Guy, Simon and Steven A. Moore, eds. Sustainable Architectures: Cultures and Natures in Europe and North America. New York; London: Spon Press, 2005.Call Number: NA2542.36 .S87 2005

Post Proceedings of the World Conference on Green Design. Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2001.Call Number: NA2542.36 .W67 2000

Richardson, Phyllis. XS: Small Structures, Green Architecture. New York: Universe, 2007.Call Number: NA2542.35 .R53 2007

Riordan, John. The Good Office: Green Design on the Cutting Edge. New York: Colins Design, 2008.Call Number: NA6230 .R526 2008

Roaf, Susan. Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change: A 21st Century Survival Guide. Amsterdam; Boston; London: Elsevier/Architectural Press, 2005.Call Number: NA2541 .R63 2005

Rodwell, Dennis. Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities. Oxford; Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.Call Number: NA105 .R65 2007

Stang, Alanna and Christopher Hawthorne. The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005.Call Number: NA2542.36 .S73 2005 (King + King also has this holding)

Steele, James. Sustainable Architecture: Principles, Paradigms, and Case Studies. New York: McGraw Hill, 1997.Call Number: NA2542.35 .S82 1997

Strongman, Cathy. The Sustainable Home: The Essential Guide to Eco Building, Renovation and Decoration. London; New York: Merrell, 2008. Call Number: NA7117.5 .S77 2008

The Environmental Brief: Pathways for Green Design. Abingdon, Oxon, [England]; New York: Taylor and Francis, 2007.Call Number: NA2542.36 .E58 2007

Vale, Brenda and Robert. Green Architecture: Design for an Energy-Conscious Future. Boston: Bulfinch Press, 1991.Call Number: NA2542.3 .V35 1991

Williamson, Terry, Antony Radford and Helen Bennetts. Understanding Sustainable  Architecture. London; New York: Spon Press, 2003.Call Number: NA2542.36 .W55 2003


Moon Library, ESF Campus

Bay, Joo-Hwa and Boon-Lay Ong. Tropical Sustainable Architecture: Social and Environmental Dimensions. Burlington, MA : Architectural Press, 2006.

Cantor, Steven L. Green Roofs in Sustainable Landscape Design. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.

Smith, Carl. Residential Landscape Sustainability: A Checklist Tool. Oxford: Blackwell Pub., 2008.

Wines, James. Green Architecture. New York: Taschen, 2000.


Carnegie Library

Baker-Laporte, Paula. Econest: Creating Sustainable Sanctuaries of Clay, Straw, and Timber. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2005.Call Number: TH4860 .B35 2005

Clements-Croome, Derek, ed. Naturally Ventilated Buildings: Buildings for the Senses, the Economy and Society. New York: Spon Press, 1997.Call Number: TH7674 .N38 1997

Coleman, Debra Rucker. The Sun-Inspired House: House Designs Warmed and Brightened by the Sun. Citronelle, Alabama: Sun Plans, 2005.Call Number: TH7414 .C65 2005

Gonzalo, Robert and Karl Habermann. Energy-Efficient Architecture: Basics for Planning and Construction. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2006.Call Number: TJ163.5 .B84 G6613 2006

New Construction Reference Guide. Version 2.2. [LEED]. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Green Building Council, 2006.Call Number: TH6021 .L44 2006

Walker, Stuart. Sustainable by Design: Explorations in Theory and Practice. Sterling, Virginia: Earthscan, 2006.Call Number: TS170.5 .W45 2006

Yudelson, Jerry. Green Building Trends: Europe. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2009. Call Number: TH880 .Y636 2009


Internet Resources

Calkins, Meg. Materials for Sustainable Sites: A Complete Guide to the Evaluation, Selection, and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials. [electronic resource] Hoboken: Wiley, 2009. Call Number: TH880 .C35 2009 [internet]

Glavinich, Thomas E. Contractor’s Guide to Green Building Construction: Management, Project Delivery, Documentation, and Risk Reduction. [electronic resource] Hoboken: John Wiley, 2008.Call Number: TH880 .G53 2008 [internet]

Important Links

General Web Resources

Sustainability Organizations

Sustainable Research