The Ecological Engineer: KEEN


The Ecological Engineer: KEEN


The Ecological Engineer is the first in a book series that celebrates the most innovative engineers in North America and the practices and principles that they use to produce functionally outstanding structures, systems and technologies, in a way that embraces the emerging philosophy of sustainable design.

Organized into three critical sections — Practice, Principles and Projects — the book provides a valuable resource and touchstone for engineers, architects and other building professionals who hope to embrace an ethic that is responsible to both people and the environment. The Ecological Engineer – KEEN Engineering focuses on the innovative work of one of the leading sustainable MEP firms in North America. As mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers who work on projects all over the continent, they have consistently been inspiring on multiple levels — as a company, as individuals and just by the sheer volume and quality of their work.

Approximately 350 pages, color + black and white photos, Softcover. ISBN 978-0974903347

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Macaulay + McLennan

About the Author

David R. Macaulay is the author of Ecological Engineer – GLUMAC and the co-author of Ecological Engineer – Volume One: Keen Engineering. A writer and marketing professional for more than twenty-five years, David has served as an editor for three trade and techinal magazines, managed communications for a national facilities engineering society, and written or edited hundreds of articles on architecture, design, engineering and construction. An active member of the U.S. Green Building Council, today he specializes in writing about green buildings and sustainable design. David live in Kansas City with his wife Lanie and children Eli and Susannah. In his spare time he enjoys Kansas City jazz, eco-travel, and – yes – working on a novel.

Jason F. McLennan is considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today. His work has made a strong impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada and he is a much sought after presenter and consultant on a wide variety of green building and sustainability topics around the world.

McLennan serves as the CEO of the International Living Future Institute – a leading NGO that focuses on the transformation to a world that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. Under the Living Future Umbrella, Jason operates the Cascadia Green Building Council, the Pacific Northwest’s leading organization in the field of green building and sustainable development.

Jason is the founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge, widely considered the world’s most progressive and stringent green building program. His work in the sustainable design field has been published or reviewed in dozens of journals, magazines conference proceedings and books. He is the author of four books; The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, The Dumb Architect’s Guide to Glazing Selection, The Ecological Engineer and Zugunruhe. The Philosophy of Sustainable Design has been used as a textbook in over seventy universities and colleges and is distributed widely throughout Europe, North America and Asia.


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