Green Building A to Z: Understanding the Language of Green Building

by Jerry Yudelson (Author)

Product Description

Green building is the fastest-growing trend to hit since the Internet, bringing
with it an enormous range of new products, systems, and technologies. Green
Building A to Z is an informative, technically accurate, and highly visual guide
to green building, for both decision-makers and interested citizens. It begins
with an introduction to the importance of green buildings and a brief history of
the green building movement, outlines the benefits and costs of green buildings,
and shows how you can influence the spread of green buildings. The book touches
on key issues, such as enhancing water conservation, reducing energy use, and
creating a conservation economy.

The book examines all aspects of green buildings, including:

Architecture 2030
Locally sourced materials
Natural ventilation
Solar energy
Zero-net-energy buildings

More than just a reference, this book emphasizes the importance of green
buildings and green developments for a sustainable future. It will be an
invaluable resource for businesspeople, homeowners, product manufacturers,
developers, building industry professionals, and government officials.
Jerry Yudelson is a professional engineer with an MBA. He has trained three
thousand people in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
Green Building Rating System, and has chaired Greenbuild, the world's largest
green building conference, for the past four years. The founder of a green
building consulting firm, he is the author of three books on green building
marketing and an advisor to manufacturers, venture capital firms, design firms,
and developers.

About the Author
Jerry Yudelson has trained 3,000 people in the US Green Building Council's LEED
system, and chaired the steering committee for the world's largest green
building conference for three years. The founder of a major green building
consulting firm and Sustainability Director at Interface Engineering for four
years, he is the author of three books on green building.

Product Details

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (October 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865715726


Promoting Green Building Design, Construction and Operation, Sustainable Living,
Clean Technology, Renewable Energy Resources and Energy Independence