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Chaturvedi, Swati, and John Ochsendorf. "Global Environmental Impacts due to Cement and Steel."  Structural Engineering International (August 2004).

Dholakia, R., and M. Wackernagel. "Ecological Footprint Accounts: Moving Sustainability from Concept to Measurable Goal." Oakland: Redefining Progress (October 1999).

Ford, Edward. "The Theory and Practice of Impermanence." Harvard Design Magazine 3 (Fall 1997). (PDF)#

Amazon logo Hawken, Paul, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins. "Building Blocks." Chapter 5 in Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1999. ISBN: 0316353167.

ISO: 14040 "Environmental management — Life Cycle Assessment — Principles and Framework." Geneva: ISO, 1997.

LEED. "Building Rating System for New Construction and Major Renovations." Version 2.1. U.S. Green Building Council, 2002. (PDF)#

Matos, G., and L. Wagner. "Consumption of Materials in the United States, 1900-1995." Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 23 (November 1998).

Amazon logo Meadows, Donella H., Jorgen Randers, and Dennis L. Meadows. "Author's Preface" and "Overshoot." Chapter 1 in Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update. White River Jct.: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, June 1, 2004. ISBN: 193149858X.

Ochsendorf, J. "Sustainable Structural Design: Lessons from History." Structural Engineering International (August 2004).

Amazon logo Womack, James P., and Daniel T. Jones. "The Value Stream." Chapter 2 in Lean Thinking. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, September 9, 1996. ISBN: 0684810352.