SUSTAINASPEAK: A GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE DESIGN TERMS, by Elizabeth Lewis, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Professor, is published by Routledge of Taylor & Francis Group, London.
Sustainaspeak: A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms provides a current guide to the sustainable design strategies, terms and practices needed for the next generation of designers, architects, students, and community leaders to design a carbon-neutral world for future generations. The complex and evolving language used in the sustainable design community can be very challenging; particularly to those new to environmentally friendly and resource-efficient design strategies that are needed today.
The book has over 200 term definitions with further sources and is clearly cross-referenced withSustainaspeak, Theoryspeak and Archispeak terms. The book is illustrated throughout with sustainable award-winning buildings by e.g. Behnisch, Architerra, Brooks+Scarpa, EHDD, HOK, KieranTimberlake, Lake | Flato, Leddy Mahtum Stacy, Smith Group, SMP, Perkins + Will, ZGF, VMDO, Kubala Washatko, and McDonough + Partners.
A few of the terms covered include:
Adaptation; Architecture 2030; BUG; Biophilic Design; BIPV; Chilled Beams; Circular Economy; Cogeneration; Ecological Design; Energy Efficiency; Eutrophication; GreenScreen; Industrial Ecology; JUST; LEED; Living Building Challenge; Paris Climate Agreement; Passive Design; Solar Chimney; Sustainable Development; Systems Thinking; Upcycling; Vernacular; WELL; Xeriscaping.
Elizabeth Lewis, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Professor at Florida A&M University School of Architecture, has over 25 years of design teaching experience with a research focus on high-performing and net-zero buildings. She has an undergraduate degree from Tulane University with her Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. A licensed architect, she is active in the profession, AIA leadership, a founder of USGBC Florida Capital Region Chapter, and a contributor to Decoding Theoryspeak.