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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 conventional budgets.

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 beginning.

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.

Synopsis:

In a clear, highly readable style, Jerry 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 thats 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.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

 

Chapter 1. Green Buildings Today

Chapter 2. What is a Green Building?

Chapter 3. The Business Case for Green Buildings

Chapter 4. The Costs of Green Buildings

Chapter 5. The Future of Green Buildings

Chapter 6. The International Green Building Revolution

Chapter 7. The Revolution in Commercial Development

Chapter 8. The Revolution in Government and Nonprofit Buildings 

Chapter 9. The Revolution in Education

Chapter 10. The Revolution in Housing

Chapter 11. The Revolution in Neighborhood Design and Mixed-Use Development

Chapter 12. The Revolution in Health Care

Chapter 13. The Revolution in Workplace Design

Chapter 14. The Revolution in Property Management

Chapter 15. The Revolution in Building Design and Construction Practice

Chapter 16. Join the Revolution!

 

Appendix 1. Resources for Revolutionaries

Appendix 2. Green Building Rating Systems

Endnotes

Index

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597261791
Author:
Yudelson, Jerry
Publisher:
Island Press
Foreword by:
Fedrizzi, S. Richard
Foreword:
Fedrizzi, S. Richard
Author:
Fedrizzi, S. Richard
Subject:
Green movement
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Environmentally Conscious (Green)
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Sustainability & Green Design
Subject:
Sustainable buildings
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
October 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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In a clear, highly readable style, Jerry 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 thats poised to transform our world.
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