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The Green Building Revolutionby Jerry Yudelson
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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.
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
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
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