The Nature of a House

Building a World that Works

Authors: Woodwell, George M.

  • The building was designed by starchitect Bill McDonough
  • Foreword by Bill McDonough
  • Essential reading for the green building community
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In this candid, charming, and informative book, the director of the renowned Woods Hole Research Center tells a story that will interest anyone who has ever thought about doing a “green” rehab of a building, tried to build green one, or just wonders what’s actually possible.

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Dr. Woodwell is an ecologist with broad interests in global environmental issues and policies. Prior to founding the Woods Hole Research Center, he was founder and director of the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and a senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratories. He was also a founding trustee and continues to serve on the board of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is a former chairman of the board of trustees and currently a member of the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, a founding trustee of the World Resources Institute, a founder and currently an honorary member of the board of trustees of the Environmental Defense Fund, and former president of the Ecological Society of America. Dr. Woodwell is the author of more than 300 major papers and books in ecology. He holds a doctorate in botany from Duke University and is the recipient of several honorary degrees as well as the 1996 Heinz Environmental Award and the Volvo Environment Prize of 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nature of a House
Book Subtitle
Building a World that Works
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
George M. Woodwell
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-137-5
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-137-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 160
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
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