Authored by lead builder Jonathan Wright, “Living Building Makers: Creating Sustainable Buildings That Renew Our World” shares candid stories about the challenges and charms of green building through the eyes of plumbers, electricians, HVAC contractors and other skilled trades.

“Every day for several years, women and men carried out seemingly ordinary work-related tasks to accomplish something extraordinary,” says Wright, referencing the construction of two of the greenest buildings in the world at Massachusetts’ renowned Hampshire College. Using creativity and humor, the book highlights the “unsung” heroes who have played a pivotal role in some of the nation’s greenest jobs and how their serves to help change the building industry for good. 

For more information and where to buy, visit This story originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of SNIPS magazine.