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Author Orr, David W., 1944-

Title Design on the edge : the making of a high-performance building / David W. Orr
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents I. Context: A meditation on building -- The origins of ecological design -- The design revolution: notes for practitioners -- II. Building: Origins -- The building -- Landscapes: monologues to dialogues -- The gift must must move: reflections on costs, economics, giving, and receiving -- III. Evolution: The politics of institutional change -- Planning to learn: a digression on institutional learning -- The political economy of buildings in the postpetroleum world -- IV. Pedagogy: The origins of the ideas -- The green campus movement -- The rest of the story -- Appendix A. Oberlin College environmental policy
Summary Tells the story of the building of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College in the context of ecological design, institutional learning, and the green campus movement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-267) and index
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Subject Adam Joseph Lewis Center (Oberlin, Ohio)
Oberlin College -- Buildings.
Buildings -- Ohio -- Oberlin -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006044259
ISBN 0262281066 (electronic bk.)
9780262281065 (electronic bk.)