Appendix A - Reference Materials
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 1-10, Berkshire Publishing Group (2009-2011)
Sections of this guide detail specific environmentally responsible design strategies. The “Hannover Principles” are a good place to start. They are, in summary:
1. Insist on rights of humanity and nature to co-exist.
2. Recognize interdependence between the elements of human design and the natural world.
3. Respect relationships between the human values and matter.
4. Accept responsibility for the consequences of design decisions.
5. Create safe objects of long-term value.
6. Eliminate the concept of waste.
7. Rely on natural energy flows.
8. Understand the limitations of design.
9. Seek constant improvement by the sharing of knowledge.
For more information, see http://www.mcdonough.com/principles.pdf.
 Developed in 1992 by William McDonough and Michael Braungart for the Expo 2000 World’s Fair, Hannover, Germany.
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