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This overview of sustainable building is both timely and critical to the continued forward progress of the green building 'mission.' I am enthusiastic and inspired by the inclusive qualities of the authors' perspectives. Governance and urban policy issues are becoming much more significant to architecture than ever before. This is one of the first books to provide a landscape and a map of this field that will be a true guide to architects. -- Bill E. Roschen, FAIA, President, Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and Principal, Roschen Van Cleve Architects, Los Angeles Constructing Green is a true eye-opener. It demonstrates that, in addition to technology, a new cultural mindset is needed to meet the challenges of sustainability. No other book tackles green building so effectively and in such rich detail. -- Mauro F. Guillen, Director of the Lauder Institute, Wharton School The challenge of 'constructing green' continues to perplex us. We know buildings are responsible for a significant proportion of our carbon emissions and that we have the technical know-how to tackle this problem. Yet progress appears frustratingly slow. This book demonstrates why this is so and what we might do about it. As such, it is essential reading. -- Simon Guy, Head of School of Environment, Education and Development and Professor and Director of Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC), The University of Manchester
Andrew J. Hoffman is Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, with joint appointments at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment. He is the author of Carbon Strategies: How Leading Companies Are Reducing Their Climate Change Footprint and other books.