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Hidden Histories:
the Story of Sustainable Design

(Released June 2009)

  by Alison Knight  


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eLibrary Resources
  1. 5th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo Begins On National Mall

    WASHINGTON - APRIL 20: Parker Jones (L) and John Kenney of University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, check the set up of their rain water catchment system exhibit during the 2009 National Sustainable Design Expo at the National Mall April 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Both students have developed a rain water catchment system to collect and utilize rainwater for irrigation in order to minimize groundwater depletion and contamination. The project also took part in the P3 Awards competition which will provide the winners with additional funding to further develop and implement the award-winning technologies.
    Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
  2. EPA Holds National Sustainable Design Expo, 2007
    WASHINGTON - APRIL 25: Duke University student Leslie Voorhees demonstrates with her group's pedal-powered mechanical aerator project during the annual National Sustainable Design Expo hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency, at the National Mall April 25, 2007 in Washington, DC. The idea of the project is to build a mechanism to help shrimp farmers whose shrimp ponds were destroyed by the tsunami in December, 2004, in Indonesia.
    Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
  3. EPA Hosts National Sustainable Design Expo, 2006
    WASHINGTON - MAY 10: Duke University SmartHouse project members Kellan Dickens, Frank Coleman and Byron Alvarez fill a solar-powered water heater during the first National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall May 10, 2006 in Washington, DC. 41 Colleges, universities and other education institutions that applied for and won the Environmental Protection Agency's People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Awards displayed their winning designs on the mall. The Duke SmartHouse will be constructed at the university over the next year and 10 students will live in the building using sustainable technology.
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
  4. A lamp prototype hangs at Mio Design which incorporates a philosophy of "eco-intelligent" sustainable design

    2005 Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service
    The Loblolly House, located on Taylors Island, Maryland, was designed by KieranTimberlake of Philadelphia for partner Stephen Kieran. The house was fabricated off-site, trucked in, and assembled in six weeks. It is made from sustainable materials and is highly energy-efficient.
    Kieran Timberlake Associates/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT, 2007 Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service
Resources taken from Proquest's eLibrary

Charts and Tables
  1. Different sets vs. functional richness product

    Functional product enrichment and supply chain disorganisation: two barriers for sustainable design
    Bertoluci, Gwenola; Millet, Dominique, International Journal of Product Development, Vol. 7, No. 1-2, pp. 149-169. Dec 2008.
  2. Algorithm Eco-indicator 95 working

    Functional product enrichment and supply chain disorganisation: two barriers for sustainable design
    Bertoluci, Gwenola; Millet, Dominique, International Journal of Product Development, Vol. 7, No. 1-2, pp. 149-169. Dec 2008.
  3. Sustainable Design Education.

    A Conceptual Framework For The Analysis And Evaluation Of Design Decisions
    Lawrence, Attila, International Journal for Housing and Its Applications, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 109-118. 2007
  4. Closed-loop block diagram for self-tightening bolt/washer.

    Design for adaptability (DFAD)-a new concept for achieving sustainable design
    Kasarda, Mary E; Terpenny, Janis P; Inman, Dan; Precoda, Karl R; Jelesko, John; Sahin, Asli; Park, Jaeil, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 727-734. 2007.
  5. Extensive versus Intensive Greenroofs

    Organic Greenroof Architecture: Sustainable Design for the New Millennium
    Velazquez, L.S., Environmental Quality Management, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 73-85. 2005.
Tables taken from ProQuest's Illustrata

  1. Tom Lawrence
    Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia
    A number of definitions exist for exactly what a sustainable design means for buildings. In essence, it involves a complete integrated building design that minimizes the impact on the environment and use of nonrenewable natural resources. Lawrence discusses the advantages in using demand-controlled

  2. Leslie K. Norford
    Professor, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    An evolutionary model for sustainable design . . . Genetic algorithms for optimization of building envelopes and the design and control of HVAC systems . . . .Energy conservation in Chinese residential buildings: Progress and opportunities in design and policy

  3. John A. Gambatese
    Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
    the integration of the sustainable construction safety and health concept within green design and construction . . . Conserving natural resources for future generations is a common objective of sustainable design . . . where sustainabledesign efforts to reduce energy consumption can best be directed in the initial

  4. Gregor P. Henze
    Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
    Sustainable design should be applied in all phases of the life cycle of a building, including . . . compares and contrasts sustainable design programs based on the life cycle of a building in North America . . . as a reference guide to sustainable design around the world. The tables also highlight specific requirements

Scholars taken from ProQuest's Community of Scholars