Part 1: Architecture and Building: The Greatest Opportunity. Why Go Green? Green Building Design. Why is Architecture Oblivious to the Environment. Design Theory. Part 2: Site. Nature and Architecture. How to Uncover the Secrets of the Land. Selecting a Site for Your Passive Solar Home. The Living Landscape: An Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning. The Passive Solar Concept. Passive Solar: Sunspaces and Special Design Considerations. Calculating Solar Energy and Power. Building the Home Energy Machine. Wind Power Evaluating the Technology-What Works and What Doesn't. Part 4: Alternative Materials and Construction. History and Evolution of Earth Construction. Benefits of Straw Bale Construction. The Building Envelope: Walls, Roofs, and Foundations. Earth Casting. Part 5: Alternative Living. The Case for Reuse. Cluster Development. Indoor Air Quality. Villages Around the World. Part 6: Eco Politics. The Seduction of Planning. The Economics of Building Codes and Standards. Part 7: Waste, Bioremediaiton, & Permaculture. Living Machines. From Bioshelters to Solar Villages to Future Human Settlements. Living Machines and the Years Ahead. Part 8: Architects and Their Work. The House That Max Built.