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Sustainability

This guide will help you get started with your research on sustainability topics.

E-books on Sustainability

Book Cover for Sustainability: What it is and How to Measure it

Sustainability: what it is and how to measure it

This book addresses how to think about the risks and opportunities associated with sustainability.

Book title of Energy Sustainability

Energy Sustainability

This book covers distinct perspectives for energy, the environment and sustainable development.

Book cover for Literature and sustainability: concept, text and culture

Literature and sustainability: concept, text and culture

This book is a collection of twelve essays by leading and upcoming scholars on the theme of literature and sustainability.

Book cover for Framing in Sustainability Science: Theoretical and Practical Approaches

Framing in Sustainability Science: Theoretical and Practical Approaches

This book is an open access book, which offers both conceptual and empirical descriptions of how to “frame” sustainability challenges. It defines “framing” in the context of sustainability science as the process of identifying subjects, setting boundaries, and defining problems.

Book cover for Sustainability and the city: the service approach

Sustainability and the city: the service approach

This book presents a new model of the service city, including architecture and several pertinent examples, as a way to manage and integrate city services and systems while offering more support services to achieve the goal of sustainability.

Search Tips: Keywords for Finding Books on Sustainability Topics

Because sustainability is an interdisciplinary field of study you will find that books on sustainability topics are scattered throughout the collection. They will be shelved in architecture or engineering or agriculture or other subject areas depending of the focus of the book.

Start with a Library Catalog search. If you have a specific topic in mind use keywords that describe that topic. If you're having trouble thinking of appropriate keywords, take a look at these examples:

  • sustainability
  • sustainable
    • sustainable architecture, sustainable building, sustainable development, sustainable agriculture, sustainable engineering, sustainable business
  • green
    • green movement, green building, green architecture, green chemistry, green engineering, green business
  • regenerative, regeneration
  • renewable
    • renewable resources, renewable energy
  • alternative
    • alternative agriculture, alternative energy, alternative fuels
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)