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ZEDlife: How to build a low-carbon society today

In his seminal new book, Bill Dunster demonstrates that zero-carbon, zero-waste design doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag, and is...

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FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability

This book furthers the debate on new sustainability thinking in the built environment by bringing together a selection of contributions from...

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