The Green Building Revolution|
by Jerry Yudelson (Author), S. Richard Fedrizzi (Foreword)
The “green building revolution’’ is happening right now. This book is its
chronicle and its manifesto. Written by industry insider Jerry Yudelson, The
Green Building Revolution introduces readers to the basics of green building and
to the projects and people that are advancing this movement. With interviews and
case studies, it does more than simply report on the revolution; it shows
readers why and how to start thinking about designing, building, and operating
high performance, environmentally aware (LEED-certified) buildings on
Evolving quietly for more than a decade, the green building movement has found
its voice. Its principles of human-centered, environmentally sensitive
development have reached a critical mass of architects, engineers, builders,
developers, professionals in government, and consumers. Green buildings are
showing us how we can have healthier indoor environments that use far less
energy and water than conventional buildings do. The federal government,
eighteen states, and nearly fifty U.S. cities already require new public
buildings to meet “green” standards. According to Yudelson, this is just the
The Green Building Revolution describes the many “revolutions” that are taking
place today: in commercial buildings, schools, universities, public buildings,
health care institutions, housing, property management, and neighborhood design.
In a clear, highly readable style, Yudelson outlines the broader “journey to
sustainability” influenced by the green building revolution and provides a solid
business case for accelerating this trend.
Illustrated with more than 50 photos, tables, and charts, and filled with timely
information, The Green Building Revolution is the definitive description of a
major movement that’s poised to transform our world.
About the Author
Jerry Yudelson is president of Yudelson Associates in Tucson, Arizona, and is an
expert on green building practices. A registered professional engineer, he is a
former member of the national board of the U.S. Green Building Council. He has
authored several books, including Developing Green: Strategies for Success.
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Island Press (October 30, 2007)