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The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-69613-1
480 pages
November 2005
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The practical reference guide on the integration of sustainable, high performance design covers major sustainability issues on an introductory level. Newly updated, this edition emphasizes the project process, cost implications, case studies, and lessons learned from HOK's wide range of project experiences. You'll find:
  • Coverage of issues and design strategies related to site planning and design, energy and water conservation, materials selection and specification, and interior environmental quality.
  • Concise checklists of issues to consider at each stage of the design process, accompanied by detailed how-to guidance.
  • New chapters on post occupancy evaluations and greening your practice.
  • A detailed glossary of terms.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Paul Hawken.

Foreword to the First Edition by Ray C. Anderson.



Chapter 1: Introduction.




The New Design Process: Ten Key Steps.

Postoccupancy Evaluation.

Chapter 2: Process Guidance.

Cross-Reference LEED-NC Version 2.2 to Related Project Actions.

Step 1. Project Definition.


Project Actions.

Step 2. Team Building.


Project Actions.

Step 3. Education and Goal Setting.


Project Actions.

Step 4. Site Evaluation.


Project Actions.

Step 5. Baseline Analysis.


Project Actions.

Step 6. Design Concept.


Project Actions.

Step 7. Design Optimization.


Project Actions.

Step 8. Documents and Specifications.


Project Actions.

Step 9. Bidding and Construction.


Project Actions.

Step 10. Postoccupancy.


Project Actions.

Chapter 3: Considerations by Building Type.


Commercial Interiors.

Convention Centers.

Detention and Correctional Facilities.

Health Care Facilities.



Office Buildings.

Chapter 4: Case Studies.

40 Grosvenor Place, London, England, United Kingdom.

55 Ninth Street—State Fund Headquarters Expansion, San Francisco, California.

Edificio Malecon, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Government of Canada Building, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

JohnsonDiversey Global Headquarters, Racine, Wisconsin.

National Wildlife Federation New Headquarters Office Building, Reston, Virginia.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Winrock International Global Headquarters, Little Rock, Arkansas.

World Resources Institute, Headquarters Office Interiors, Washington, D.C.

Emory University Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, Atlanta, Georgia.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Forensic Laboratory and Coroner’s Office, San Mateo, California.

University ofWisconsin, Green Bay, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, Green Bay,Wisconsin.

Missouri Historical Society, Emerson Electric Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse, Denver, Colorado.

Santa Clarita Transit Maintenance Facility, Santa Clarita, California.

Telstra Stadium (formerly Stadium Australia), Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia.

Lavasa Master Plan, Mose Valley (Pune), Maharashtra, India.

Villa Erques Eco-Resort, Tenerife, Canary Islands.


Top Sustainable Design Internet Resources.

Sustainable Design Resources in Print.


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Author Information

SANDRA MENDLER, AIA, LEED® AP, is a design principal at HOK in San Francisco, California. She is a nationally recognized advocate for sustainable design and a leader of HOK's sustainable design initiative within HOK.

WILLIAM ODELL, AIA, LEED® AP, is a design principal at HOK in St. Louis, a frequent speaker about sustainable design, and a leader of HOK's sustainable design initiative within HOK.

MARY ANN LAZARUS, AIA, LEED® AP, is a senior vice president and firmwide sustainable design director at HOK, providing education and resources to project teams.

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