Buildings and their associated systems are the largest source of greenhouse gases in the world. The “2030 Challenge” aims to produce zero net energy from new North American construction by 2030 while achieving a 50% reduction in carbon emissions from existing buildings. With less than 4% of commercial and residential building area in the U.S. and Canada certified at the end of 2014 and with annual usage of LEED in the US not growing, we seem destined to fall catastrophically short of this target.
Reinventing Green Building combines a unique, insider’s critique of the current state of affairs with a potent vision for the future. This highly visual, data-driven analysis brings together the wisdom of today’s leading practitioners including:
- Up-to-date information on green building issues, energy economics and new technology
- Dramatic new approaches to certification system design and user experience
- Creative, outside-the-box solutions using the Internet of Things, big data analytics and cloud-based technologies for building management.
The green building revolution has failed to fulfill its promise to transform the marketplace in a meaningful way.
Smart, simple, and sustainable: Reinventing Green Building presents a new approach to certification, designed to radically cut costs while dramatically increasing marketplace acceptance integrating true climate mitigation and better building performance.
About the author
Jerry Yudelson is a LEED Fellow, Federal GSA National Peer Professional and the author of 13 books on green buildings, water conservation, green homes, green marketing and sustainable development. He has been involved in the green building movement since 1997 and co-founded the first USGBC chapter, Cascadia, in 1998. Jerry also served for six years as chair of the steering committee for Greenbuild, the largest green building conference and trade show in the US. He was one of the first ten faculty members in the US for the LEED system and has trained nearly 4,000 building industry professionals in the LEED system.
His most recent book is The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design. His next book, Reinventing Green Building, will be published in the spring of 2016 by New Society Publishers.
In 2014 and part of 2015, he served as president of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), a national nonprofit and the US provider of the Green Globes green building rating and certification programs.
Jerry is a registered professional engineer with more than 25 years’ experience. He holds engineering degrees from Caltech and Harvard University and an MBA (with highest honors) from the University of Oregon. He was a Rotary Foundation Fellow for graduate work in engineering at the Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany.
“This book is a “must read” for people in the green building industry. It is well written, with good references and a clear message, certainly one of the most useful green building texts available. You hit the nail on the head!”
— Eric T. Truelove, PE, GGA, LEED AP BD&C Madison, Wisconsin
Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (May 10, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches