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Sustainability and Architecture

This guide provides resources for researching about and engaging with issues involving sustainability, climate change, and eco-studies in architecture.

How to Use this Guide

This guide provides resources for researching about and engaging with issues involving sustainability, climate change, and eco-studies in architecture and the built environment.          

Sustainability in architecture and the built environment is a broad and complex topic. This guide is broken into three topical sections: 1. Climate and Climate Change,  2. Sustainable Architecture, and 3. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)  rating and certification. Two additional sections on the research process are included to help provide strategies for finding information.  This guide is a living document and will be updated with new resources as they are collected.


In this research guide you will find information on where and how to locate:

  • Physical and electronic books about sustainable architecture, construction, and climate change.
  • Specialized journals and data bases for finding articles. 
  • Government sources for finding data and climate reports. 
  • Peer-sourced, open-web, places for images, and other sustainability information.