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Green Building A to Z (PDF)
Understanding the Language of Green Building
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.
Green Building A to Z examines all aspects of green buildings from:
- Architecture 2030 to
- Locally sourced materials to
- Natural ventilation to
- Solar energy to
- 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, PE, LEED® Fellow, is the author of 13 full-length professional and trade books on green buildings, integrated design, green homes, water conservation, building performance and sustainable development. Dubbed 'The Godfather of Green' by Wired Magazine, his passion for optimizing the built environment is reflected by his many years of professional experience in the green building and certification fields, serving as an elected LEED Fellow and as president of the Green Building Initiative. Jerry also served on the national board of the USGBC and chaired the Steering Committee for the largest green building show, Greenbuild, from 2004 â 2009. His previous books include Dry Run, Choosing Green and Green Building A to Z.
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