Good Energy: Renewable Power and the Design of Everyday Life (Paperback)

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Good Energy: Renewable Power and the Design of Everyday Life (Paperback)

By Jared Green, Walter Hood (Foreword by)

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"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.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781616899097
ISBN-10: 1616899093
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: May 25th, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English
"There's nothing 'alternative' anymore about clean energy and green design. As this book makes beautifully clear, the future is here, and the only question is: Can we make [the shift] happen fast enough to catch up with the climate crisis?"
- Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

"If climate change is the greatest public health threat of our century, then renewable energy is an enormous public health opportunity. Clean power sources are also healthy power sources-and as this book shows, they can also be beautiful, inspiring, and economical. In Good Energy, Jared Green has given us not only a joyous read, but also a guide to the future of global health."
- Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, former director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Sustainable architecture doesn’t have to be boring....[Good Energy] argues that buildings can both generate and use renewable energy in ways that are efficient, affordable, and beautiful."
- Fast Company

"[Good Energy] demonstrates how smart design can make solar, wind, and geothermal energy beautiful, affordable, and accessible to all....It targets readers who are passionate about the environmental and economic health of their homes and communities. They will find fresh and practical ideas for an inclusive, equitable transition to renewable power."
- designboom

"The book is a visual treat that doesn’t duck difficult questions in its 35 case studies, 15 of which focus on sustainable housing."
- Planning

"In 35 well-chosen and well-illustrated case studies, landscape design journalist Jared Green advocates for comprehensive design that hastens transition toward 100 percent renewable energy....Good Energy’s subtitle points to both good choices for renewable energy and carbon neutrality, and the long-lasting good social energy they generate."
- ALA/Choice Magazine