The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has partnered with Island Press to launch GreenWorks, a book club for professionals involved in green building and design.GreenWorks will offer a monthly selection of featured books on green building (at discounted prices for USGBC members). A panel of green building experts will select the featured books for each month, which will be available for purchase at www.islandpress.org/usgbc. Topics will cover residential, commercial, and neighborhood green building and development.

More than just a vehicle for delivering books on sustainable building to pros in the field, the USGBC says GreenWorks also will offer a forum for pros to connect with each other and share their thoughts on selected books, ideas, and authors, as well as to exchange green building information. The organization is still sorting out the details for administering this forum, however, and nothing is yet final. Those interested in joining the book club can visit www.islandpress.org/usgbc to view and purchase the selected titles for October 2008.