LOVE+GREEN BUILDING: You and Me and the Beautiful Planet

New illustrated book by renowned green building leader provides genuine insights into why a sustained awakening of the heart is key to turning back the tide of climate change and environmental degradation.
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LOVE+GREEN BUILDING: You and Me and the Beautiful Planet

LOVE+GREEN BUILDING: You and Me and the Beautiful Planet

SEATTLE, May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/– Ecotone Publishing, the industry’s first exclusive green architecture and design publisher, today announced the release of a new book titled LOVE+GREEN BUILDING: You and Me and the Beautiful Planet written by green architect and global green warrior Jason F. McLennan.

Personal, positive, and open-hearted, LOVE+GREEN BUILDING: You and Me and the Beautiful Planet calls forth the best of our caring, love of humanity, and innate kinship with nature to address critical issues related to climate change, and the health and well-being of our beautiful planet.

“If, like me, you believe that green building is a spiritual endeavor, LOVE+GREEN BUILDING is a dear and heartfelt gospel that will speak to your soul,” said Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer of Skanska, and an International Living Future Institute board member. She continued, “Passionately written and beautifully illustrated, it argues ‘The only thing that can save us is a sustained awakening of the human heart’.”

Key insights with expressive illustrations draw the attention of readers of all ages to interconnections between the natural and man-made worlds. Past wrongs and actionable rights are identified, providing meaningful opportunities to discuss how the built environment can be transformed through restorative design and responsible green building to help solve the climate crisis and create a just and equitable Living Future for all.

Beautifully illustrated by engineer and educator José Luis Gutiérrez Brezmes and enlivened with Jason F. McLennan’s myriad of experiences over a lifetime dedicated to advancing architecture and advocacy, LOVE+GREEN BUILDING provides timely inspiration for individuals and organizations that are seeking to come together and collaborate to reframe society for a truly sustainable and regenerative future.

LOVE+GREEN BUILDING: You and Me and the Beautiful Planet (ISBN 978-0-9972368-8-0) is available online through the International Living Future Institute’s Ecotone bookstore,, and can also be ordered through design and building bookstores throughout North America. For more information or to order this book, which offers a fitting antidote to the environmental challenges we face together, please visit

Title:                LOVE+GREEN BUILDING: You and Me and the Beautiful Planet

Release:          May 5, 2020

Author:            Jason F. McLennan

Illustrator:        José Luis Gutiérrez Brezmes

Publisher:        Ecotone Publishing (Imprint of the International Living Future Institute)

ISBN:              978-0-9972368-8-0

List:                 $20.00

Pages:             104

Specs:             Hardcover, Full Color, 6”x 6”

About Author Jason F. McLennan

Considered one of the world’s most influential individuals in the field of architecture and the green building movement today, Jason F. McLennan is a highly sought out designer, consultant, and thought leader around the planet. He is the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize (the planet’s top prize for socially responsible design). He has been called the “Steve Jobs” of the green building industry, a “World Changer” by GreenBiz magazine and he has been selected as the Award of Excellence winner for Engineering News Record.

McLennan is the creator of the Living Building Challenge, the most ambitious and progressive green building program in existence, as well as a primary author of the WELL Building Standard. He is the author of seven books on Sustainability and Design. Indeed, The Philosophy of Sustainable Design is considered the “bible” for green building. McLennan is both an Ashoka Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. He has been selected by Yes! Magazine as one of “15 people shaping the world” and he works closely with world leaders, Fortune 500 companies, leading NGO’s, major universities, celebrities and influential development companies–all in the pursuit of a world that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. He is the founder of the International Living Future Institute and he is the CEO of McLennan Design, his own firm that focuses on sustainable and restorative design and also consults on some of the world’s most advanced green buildings.

About Ecotone Publishing

Founded by green building experts in 2004, Ecotone Publishing is dedicated to meeting the growing demand for authoritative and accessible books on sustainable design, materials selection and building techniques in North America and beyond. Ecotone searches out and documents inspiring projects, visionary people and innovative trends that are leading the design industry to transformational change toward a healthier planet.

About the International Living Future Institute

The International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. The Institute is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The Institute operates the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most advanced, holistic performance standard for buildings. It is a hub for many other visionary programs that support the transformation toward a living future. Learn more at

Publisher Contact:

Michael D. Berrisford

Ecotone Publishing    

(206) 223-2028 Ext.32

Media Contact:

Nicole Van Batenburg

International Living Future Institute

(206) 223-2028 Ext. 23