Saturday, October 11, 2008

The green builders' book club

While checking out the website of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), I learned on a new book club they're establishing with Island Press: GreenWorks. It will offer USGBC members the newest and best books on green building.

GreenWorks, according to the news release, will offer professionals a place to connect with others in the field, share their thoughts on various books, ideas and authors, as well as learn more about all things green building.

The books will be selected on a monthly basis by a panel of leading experts in the field, and are available for purchase from Island Press. USGBC members will be able to buy at discounted prices (up to 40%).

The first four books to be featured on GreenWorks are:

1. Emerald Architecture, by GreenSource Magazine, a collection of 24 in-depth case studies of green buildings that are both sustainable and attractive.

2. The Green Building Revolution, by Jerry Yudelson

3. Sustainable Construction, 2nd edition, by Charles J. Kibert

4. The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations are Working Together to Created a Sustainable World, by Peter M. Senge with Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley.

You can find more details at GreenWorks' website:

Raz @ Eco-Libris