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Energy Wise Landscape Design

Sue Reed has written a wonderful book on how to use plants and trees to lower your energy bills – all the while providing a beautiful exterior space. Click on the photo to order through Amazon. To read the full  review, click here

Confessions of a Radical Industrialist

This is simply one of the best books on why and how businesses incorporate sustainability into their business operations (including supply chain). Click on the photo to order through Amazon or click here to read the review.

Making Better Buildings

Chris Magwood is the ultimate low carbon builder. He runs the Endeavor Centre in Peterborough, ON, where he teaches his students how to build using the latest low-impact building materials and techniques. This book is thoroughly researched and easy to read. A fabulous reference guide for people who care about what kind of materials they are building with. Click on the photo to buy through Amazon, click here to read the full review.

Green Building Illustrated

Francis Ching and Ian Shapiro have written an excellent book on how to build green. The drawings are highly detailed and thoroughly demonstrate all of the considerations of what green building means. It is a well-written and beautifully illustrated book. Click on the photo to order through Amazon, or click here to read the full review.

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

This book came out in early 2017 and proposes that climate change can not only be mitigated but reversed. Perhaps it is controversial, but it provokes thought and provides actual solutions to our very pressing problems. An excellent read, especially for the “climate anxious” amongst us (myself included). Click on the book to order through Amazon, or click here to read the full review.

Energy And Resource Efficiency Without The Tears

An excellent and thorough book on how to improve your business’ energy and resource efficiency. While it focuses most of its efforts on managing buildings, there is also useful information for any sustainability director, regardless of the business she/he is involved in. Packed with essential resources whether in North America or Europe, an excellent reference manual all round. Click the photo to order the hard copy of the bookclick this link to order the free PDF download, and click here to read the full review. 

Note that these are Amazon Affiliate links, if you make a purchase through one of these links, I will receive a tiny amount of money in return (and I thank you from the bottom of my heart).

BEC Green

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