Jerry Yudelson
New Society Publishers | 2007 | PDF | 240 pages | 2 Mb

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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.


1 Green Buildings in a Global Context 3
Resource Depletion and Carbon Dioxide Emissions 7
2 Green Building History 9
Current Situation 10
Understanding Green Buildings 10
Who Is Using LEED? 12
3 What is a Green Building? 15
4 Becoming a Green Building Advocate 19
In Your Office orWorkplace 19
In Your Home or Apartment 21
Your Town, City or State: The Power of Local Initiatives 22
Your College or University 24
Part II Green Building: A to Z
5 Green Building Terms 28 - 191


"Green Building A to Z: Understanding the Language of Green Building" has 240 pages packed with useful information. It is an indispensable and accurate guide for anyone who is interested in green building!

Gang Chen, Author of "LEED AP Exam Guide" & "Planting Design Illustrated," LEED AP, AIA

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