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Rebuilding Earth : Designing Ecoconscious Habitats for Humans - Teresa Coady

Rebuilding Earth

Designing Ecoconscious Habitats for Humans

By: Teresa Coady

Paperback | 20 January 2020

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A revolutionary guide to designing humane, eco-conscious homes, buildings, and cities of the future.

It is estimated that the earth's population will expand to an unprecedented nine billion people over the next century. This explosion in population is predicted to place further stress on our environment, deplete our natural resources, and lead to increases in anxiety and depression due to overcrowding. In this visionary and uplifting book, Teresa Coady offers readers new hope. Conscious Construction is her blueprint for designing and building the cities, buildings, and homes of tomorrow, resulting in more conscious, sustainable, and humane living. Coady shows us how we can shift from an outdated Industrial-Age framework to a more humane, Digital-Age framework.

This revolutionary approach will enable communities to harness various forms of green energy and reduce the amount of material needed to build infrastructure while contributing to a healthier planet (and society). We can then experience a new sense of purpose, health, and happiness. Meaningful and lasting change, the author tells us, can only come through designing interconnected communities that are vibrant, resilient, and communal. Unlike most predictions of doom and gloom, Coady presents a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity and its future.

This book will appeal to those in the construction, design and development finance industries, as well as anyone interested in improving their lives through understanding the connections between the environment and health.

About the Author

Teresa Coady is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking and her leadership in sustainability and works closely with various agencies to continuously create new practices to benefit society. Ms. Coady, appointed as a LEED fellow in 2012, advises the Architectural institute of British Columbia and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia with respect to Advanced Code Knowledge, Regulatory and Building Codes Committees, and Certified Professional Programs. She was named winner of the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA) in 2008. Ms. Coady is the only architect to ever receive this honor.

She was also included in the 10th Annual Profit W100 list of Canada's Top Women Entrepreneurs. Ms. Coady is actively involved as an advisory board director for businesses. Ms. Coady was most recently the Chief Operating Officer, COO, of Kasian, an international design firm. Prior to that she was president of B+H Bunting Coady an international architectural firm.
Industry Reviews
"This book extends current ideas about green building to incorporate a much richer and deeper connection to earth systems, wild habitats, and human behavior. Rebuilding Earth is an ambitious book that carries a reminder that our remarkable human resilience and intelligence 'are strengths to be leveraged' in reimagining and remaking a better world."
--Foreword Reviews

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