As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, the matters of industry and ecology are becoming increasingly intertwined. It has been rightfully observed that our existing built infrastructure must change to meet the demands of a growing global population and a wounded biosphere. The Good House addresses the issues within the green home building movement: the industry's past, present, and future. It tackles the LEED certification system and recognizes the builders and companies that are truly pushing the envelope. If you are tired of buzzwords like "eco-friendly," "green," and "carbon-footprint" and want to learn more about living machines, indoor food production, and life-cycle-analysis, this is the book for you.