BuildingGreen USA would like to recommend the following books relating to various aspects of promoting green building design, construction and operation, sustainable living, clean technology, renewable energy resources and energy independence.

     The recommendation of these books does not necessarily constitute an endorsement.

     They are recommended in order to stimulate discussion concerning the books and their impact on today's world.





The Ecology of Commerce

The Solar Electric House: Energy for the Environmentally-Responsive, Energy-Independent Home



Home Safe Home

Roof Gardens: History, Design, and Construction


Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long

Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance

The Naturally Clean Home: 100 Safe and Easy Herbal Formulas for Non-Toxic Cleansers

Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Small and Micro Wind Systems

Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Small and Micro Wind Systems

Cities for a Small Country

Designing the Green Economy: The Postindustrial Alternative to Corporate Globalization

Construction Ecology: Nature as a Basis for Green Buildings

The Healthy Living Space: 70 Practical Ways to Detoxify the Body and Home  

The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling

Good Green Homes

Green By Design: Creating a Home for Sustainable Living

Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call

The Key to Sustainable Cities: Meeting Human Needs, Transforming Community Systems

The Self-sufficient Life and How to Live It  

Green Remodeling : Changing the World One Room at a Time

Green Roofs: Ecological Design And Construction

Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual

Renewable Energy Policy

Sky Gardens: Rooftops, Balconies, and Terraces

The Natural Step for Communities: How Cities and Towns can Change to Sustainable Practices

The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options

The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future

Wind Power, Revised Edition: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business

Future Forms and Design for Sustainable Cities

Geothermal Power Plants: Principles, Applications and Case Studies

Got Sun? Go Solar: Get Free Renewable Energy to Power Your Grid-Tied Home

Richard Rogers: Architecture of the Future

The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture

The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift

Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds for Domestic Supply, Fire and Emergency Use

Developing Green: Strategies for Success

EcoCities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature

Geothermal Power (Fueling the Future)

Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification

Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide

Marketing Green Buildings: Guide for Engineering, Construction and Architecture

Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House

Organic Vegetable Production: A Complete Guide

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands (Vol. 1): Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life

Solar Power (Fueling the Future)

Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems

The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design

The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy

The New Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building and Using Greywater Systems

The Renewable Energy Handbook: A Guide to Rural Energy Independence

Your Green Home: A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home

Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots

Cities of the Future: Towards integrated sustainable water and landscape management

Design for Water: Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment, and Alternate Water Reuse

Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy

Geothermal Energy (Power Up)

Green Building A to Z: Understanding the Language of Green Building

Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Find and Execute Your Company's Next Big Growth Strategy

Marketing Green Building Services: Strategies for Success

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond (Vol. 2)

Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery

Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors

The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity

The Green Building Revolution   

Choosing Green: The Homebuyer's Guide to Good Green Homes

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems: Principles and Practices

Green Building Products: The GreenSpec Guide to Residential Building Materials

Green Building Through Integrated Design  

Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction (Builder's Guide)

Green Investing: A Guide to Making Money through Environment Friendly Stocks

LEED AP Exam Guide: Study Materials, Sample Questions, Mock Exam, Building LEED Certification and Going Green

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Future

Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry

State of the World 2008: Toward a Sustainable Global Economy

Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World

Strategies for the Green Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business

The Clean Tech Revolution: Discover the Top Trends, Technologies, and Companies to Watch

The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction (Green Source): Sustainable Construction for Engineers  

Green Building Trends: Europe

Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

Greening Existing Buildings


Promoting Green Building Design, Construction and Operation, Sustainable Living,
Clean Technology, Renewable Energy Resources and Energy Independence