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Book release: Green Building Illustrated, Second Edition

Join us for a sneak peek of the second edition of Ian Shapiro’s Green Building IllustratedThe series provides architects, designers and builders in the green design professional community a clear and useful framework for designing and retrofitting low-carbon, healthy and smart buildings. During the event, we’ll hear about new approaches to sustainable sites, net-zero energy, and how to select healthy building materials.

Ian M. Shapiro and Francis D.K. Ching, author and illustrator of the seminal Building Construction Illustrated, first teamed up in 2014 to present a fully illustrated guide to the theory and practice of sustainable design. Ian M. Shapiro’s green building expertise started with hands-on energy efficiency work, grew into a broad analytical understanding of the field and is now focused on the immediate practical challenge of electrifying everything. Ching is the author of several bestselling books, his work focusing on clarifying and communicating architectural principles, elements and relationships.

Published December 10, 2020


Ellen Honigstock
Senior Director, Education, RA, Leed AP, GPRO: CM

Ellen oversees the development of Urban Green’s Public Programs. She is also responsible for developing the curriculum for Urban Green’s signature programs, including GPRO and Crushing the Code. Ellen has 28 years of experience as an architect and volunteered for Urban Green for several years before joining the staff, where she served as the first Residential Green Building Advocate for Urban Green Council, working to increase green building and LEED for Homes certification in the New York residential marketplace, and as a committee chair of the Green Codes Task Force. Ellen is a co-founder of Solarize Brooklyn and Sustainable Kensington Windsor Terrace.


Ian M. Shapiro PE, LEED AP
Senior Engineer, Taitem Engineering

Ian M. Shapiro is the founder and co-owner of Taitem Engineering, an award-winning consulting firm he founded in 1989. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, Tompkins-Cortland Community College and Syracuse University. He is also the author of Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings (Wiley, 2016). Shapiro is a licensed engineer in New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.