Understanding the Language of Green Building

Jerry Yudelson ^

foreword by Kevin Hydes

Advance Praise for

Green Building


The growth of Environmental Design is staggering. Jerry Yudelson continues his enormous contribution to this movement with Green Building A to Z. This book is a must read for any emerging green building enthusiast.

— Joe Van Belleghem, Managing Partner Windmill Development Group Ltd., Founder Canada Green Building Council

In this very useful reference guide, Jerry mixes straightforward information with his own personal and engaging perspective that makes this document beneficial for all those interested in green building from novice to experienced.

— Mary Ann Lazarus, AIA, LEED® AP, Director of Sustainable Design, HOK Architects

An outstanding resource that collects very diverse and timely information into a "Green Encyclopedia" that should be on everyone's bookshelf, Green Building A to Z is an easy-to-read guide that brings it all together under one cover.

— Rod Wille, Sr. Vice President, Manager of Sustainable Construction, Turner Construction Company

Yudelson brings together the basics of green building and adds to it something for everyone, even the most experienced green champion. Green Building A to Z does not belong on your library shelf. It's an everyday tool!

— Dr. Kath Williams, Past President, World Green Building Council

Green Building A to Z provides a compelling reference guide that articulates the key terms and concepts in green building. In this fast-changing field, Jerry Yudelson's lucid writing style beautifully describes the essential concepts and terminology with accuracy and passion. Green Building A to Z creates a much-needed map of the green building landscape.

—Andrés R. Edwards, author of The Sustainability Revolution: Portait of a Paradigm Shift, and founding board member, US Green Building Council's Redwood Empire Chapter

Green Building A toZ is a wonderful resource for professionals learning about the green building movement and its many moving parts. Yudelson does an excellent job pulling so many different topics into one book. I recommend this book to anyone starting their journey on the path to sustainability.

— Paul Shahriari, founder, GreenMind

Green Building A toZ is an exciting contribution to the tools we need to create environmentally intelligent communities. As the sustainable building industry explodes, it is vital that we have a common language and shared expectations about what constitutes "green."

Jerry Yudelson has produced a dictionary of terms that is understandable to the layperson and professional alike. It will be especially pertinent to those just beginning to understand the dynamic new paradigm of sustainable design.

— Ron van der Veen, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal, MITHUN architects + designers + planners

Green Building A toZ provides thorough coverage of the language and practice involved in the design of green buildings. Yudelson gives us compelling and illustrated definitions used in sustainable design, along with his expertise and historical and philosophical context.

—Alison G. Kwok, AIA, LEED® AP, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture,

University of Oregon

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