Resources for Sustainable Design: Books

Resources for Sustainable Design: Books
By Jeremy Lehrer
It’s intimidating to learn a new aspect of your design practice
while navigating a  demanding schedule. Set aside some time every day
or every week when you can investigate this aspect of design and learn
how you can begin following its principles. Below is a resource guide
that provides some tips on how to start. 

Sustainability by Design
By John R. Ehrenfeld

(Yale University Press, $28)

Sustainability by Design offers useful insights on shifting our
cultural priorities so that “life will flourish on the Earth forever.”
Green Graphic Design
By Brian Dougherty and Celery Design Collaborative
(Allworth Press, $24.95)

In Green Graphic Design, Brian Dougherty and Celery Design pre-sent an
illuminating explanation of the principles that make design more
effective and a greater con-tributor to planetary well-being. The book
explores the philosophy of green design and documents exemplary
projects created by Celery Design and other firms.

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
By William McDonough and Michael Braungart
(North Point Press, $27.50)

Cradle to Cradle is a bible of the sustainability movement, explaining
how to design so that production processes, packaging, and products do
not result in waste, but rather contribute productively to the
environment and future cycles of manufacturing.