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Eco-minimalism (2nd edition): The antidote to eco-bling
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
Date Published: Mar 2013
Stock Code: 80357
Total votes: 15
Building energy-efficient, ecologically benign and sustainable buildings is complex since it comprises of a set of interdependent factors influenced by little-understood science. Buildings are all too often ‘greenwashed’ with eco-bling, which is at best unnecessary and at worst counterproductive and ecologically damaging.
This book exposes the pitfalls of such greenwashing in an immediate, visually-arresting and authoritative manner. Its central message is that eco-bling should be ditched in favour of ‘eco-minimalism’ – the holistic, considered and appropriate deployment of building science in support of truly ecological, affordable sustainable architecture.
Written by the highly respected architect Howard Liddell OBE, the book is based on original experience and research from over 30 years at the vanguard of ‘green’ architecture. A critique of the technical fix approach is counterbalanced with the good-housekeeping eco-minimal alternative aimed at aspirant green architects, other construction professionals, developers, and owners for projects at all scales.
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