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Elizabeth M. Golden

Elizabeth M. Golden is a registered architect in the United States and in Germany. She has contributed her expertise to the design and construction of the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School, the largest institution of its kind in Afghanistan, and to Niamey 2000, an urban housing proposal for the rapidly expanding capital of Niger. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, she teaches courses focused on design, materials, and building technology, with an emphasis on sustainable systems. She is also co-director of the Philippines Bamboo Workshop. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Building from Tradition : Local Materials and Methods in Contemporary Architecture

Routledge, 2018

Book chapter

... Plant Materials .1 Traditional Japanese minka house in Japan. locally available. Our current understanding of building materials Weaving and binding were the first methods as durable or resistant is challenged by the employed to shape...

Green building strategies for the Least Developed Regions

Peter Ozolins

Peter Ozolins, PhD established his architectural practice ( in 1998 after more than 20 years’ experience as an architect in Africa, the Middle East and the U.S. During a 9 year residence in Madagascar and Tanzania he designed education and health-related projects for a variety of non-governmental organizations. He has also done consulting work for USAID, UNESCO and NGO's in various African countries, Iraq and Nepal. His U.S.-based work includes university, commercial and residential projects as well as continued overseas work. Peter Ozolins earned his PhD from Virginia Tech in Environmental Design and Planning, is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED accredited professional with the US Green Building Council. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sustainability and Scarcity : A handbook for green design and construction in developing countries

Roudlege, 2015

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... the Least Developed Regions APPROPRIATE GREEN BUILDING STRATEGIES In order to be sustainable, a building designed for and built in the LDR context must respond to the critical issues of sustainability that apply there. While many issues...