HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design


The second edition of this HOK-produced guidebook has been available since late 2005. There are plenty of us who need help with green design, so we thought the book deserved another mention. From the HOK website: "The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design," one of the most influential real-world guides for improving building performance, health, productivity and long-term value through sustainable design, has been revised and expanded. The newly published second edition is reorganized to provide step-by-step guidance throughout the design process, while highlighting key issues for different building types". Including a forward by Paul Hawken, it is published by John Wiley & Sons. Pictured: San Mateo County CA, USA, Forensic Laboratory and Coroner's Office, designed by HOK. The structure has "26,000 square feet of rooftop mounted photovoltaic panels, which will produce enough power to accommodate all of the building's non-HVAC electrical requirements".