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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 ...
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Overview


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.
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Editorial Reviews

Environmental Design & Construction
(note* this article is written by the author, not about the book specifically)

"If you''re not doing LEED projects today, your competitors are, and they''re gainng the experience and expertise to get those projects in the future."

"If you''re an architect, engineer, builder or supplier to the green buildign industyr, 2008 needs to be the year you get your business and professional act together."

"If you''re a building owner or developer, every future project should be a green building."

— Jerry Yudelson

Urban Land magazine
"Jerry Yudelson, one of the preeminent practitioners in the green development movement, has written ... The Green Building Revolution. Its major achievement--setting it apart from most other, similarly themed tomes--is that it is a manual for doers. The book provides a brief overview of the history of green buildings, as well as defines what constitutes a green structure... Reflecting reality, Yudelson also devotes a fair share of text to both the business case for green buildings and a number of cost studies that effectively delineate the price of building green. He then provides an outlook for green building, both domestic and abroad."

— Howard Kozloff

Urban Land

"Jerry Yudelson, one of the preeminent practitioners in the green development movement, has written ... The Green Building Revolution. Its major achievement—setting it apart from most other, similarly themed tomes—is that it is a manual for doers. The book provides a brief overview of the history of green buildings, as well as defines what constitutes a green structure... Reflecting reality, Yudelson also devotes a fair share of text to both the business case for green buildings and a number of cost studies that effectively delineate the price of building green. He then provides an outlook for green building, both domestic and abroad."
Business Review

"Both a solid primer for construction and design professionals looking to tap the trend, and a book for anyone interested in the topic...concise and easy to digest."
Alternatives Journal

"Yudelson's discussion of green building costs and business motivations are (sic) well organized and convincing."
partner, Cook+Fox Architects - Robert F. Fox

"This is a must-read for both the seasoned practitioner and those new to the field of green building. Jerry Yudelson has been an important voice from the beginning of this movement, and here he draws on his vast experience to present green buildings in a compelling, accessible way. Decisionmakers at all levels will learn what they need to know to create buildings and communities that are fundamentally better places to live, work, and leave for our children."
editor-in-chief, Building Design+Construction - Robert Cassidy

"Jerry Yudelson's great gift is his ability to take gobs of complex information about green building, process it, and make it readable and useful for a wide and diverse universe of stakeholders. "He is green building's biggest cheerleader."
operations manager, Sustainable Construction, Turner Construction Company - Michael Deane

"The Green Building Revolution is a valuable primer that covers the basics of green building from single-family homes to entire neighborhoods in a clear and concise way. The economic and environmental rationale is presented with facts and figures to back it up. This book contains all the information you need to convince clients and colleagues to 'go green.' You will find yourself underlining text and taking margin notes for future reference."
Environmental Design & Construction - Jerry Yudelson

(note* this article is written by the author, not about the book specifically)

"If you're not doing LEED projects today, your competitors are, and they're gainng the experience and expertise to get those projects in the future."

"If you're an architect, engineer, builder or supplier to the green buildign industyr, 2008 needs to be the year you get your business and professional act together."

"If you're a building owner or developer, every future project should be a green building."

Jetson Green

"Seems hard to do, but Yudelson finds a way to deliver the straight facts without leaving you lost. Particularly, I was engrossed by three chapters: the business case for green buildings, the costs of green buildings, and the future of green buildings. He delivers a compelling case for green buildings and our future, and it's not just about the money."
Urban Land magazine - Howard Kozloff

"Jerry Yudelson, one of the preeminent practitioners in the green development movement, has written ... The Green Building Revolution. Its major achievement--setting it apart from most other, similarly themed tomes--is that it is a manual for doers. The book provides a brief overview of the history of green buildings, as well as defines what constitutes a green structure... Reflecting reality, Yudelson also devotes a fair share of text to both the business case for green buildings and a number of cost studies that effectively delineate the price of building green. He then provides an outlook for green building, both domestic and abroad."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597267632
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 425,992
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet 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.
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Table of Contents


List of Tables     xiii
Foreword   S. Richard Fedrizzi     xv
Preface     xxi
Green Buildings Today     1
The Origins of the Revolution     2
The Present Market for Green Buildings     7
The Policy Case for Green Buildings     7
Government Leadership and Private Initiative     8
Drivers for Green Buildings     10
What Is a Green Building?     13
The LEED Rating Systems     13
LEED for New Construction     16
LEED for Core and Shell Buildings     19
LEED for Commercial Interiors     20
LEED for Existing Buildings     22
Typical Green Building Measures     24
Other Green Building Rating Systems     25
The Business Case for Green Buildings     27
Incentives and Barriers to Green Development     27
Overcoming Barriers to Green Buildings     28
Benefits That Build a Business Case     30
Economic Benefits     30
Productivity Benefits     33
Risk-Management Benefits     35
Health Benefits     36
Public Relations and Marketing Benefits     37
Recruitment andRetention Benefits     39
Financing Green Projects     40
The Costs of Green Buildings     43
Cost Drivers for Green Buildings     43
The 2003 Cost Study for the State of California     45
High Performance on a Budget     45
The Davis Langdon Cost Studies     47
The 2004 GSA Cost Study     49
Integrated Design Reduces Costs     50
The Future of Green Buildings     54
Green Building Growth Rates by Market Sector     54
Green Building Market Drivers     55
More Commercial and Institutional Green Projects     55
Tax Incentives     57
Higher Oil and Natural Gas Prices     57
Movement Back into the Cities     58
More Green Homes on the Market     59
Local Government Incentives     60
Growing Awareness of Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Global Warming     60
Pressure on Companies to Conduct Sustainable Operations     61
The Competitive Advantage of Green Homes     61
The Larger Picture     62
Barriers to Green Buildings and Green Development     63
Triggers for Green Building     64
Beyond LEED     65
The International Green Building Revolution     67
Global Green Building Status     68
The World Green Building Council     68
Canada     69
China     71
India     73
Australia     75
Spain     76
The Revolution in Commercial Development     79
Commercial Market Size     80
Which Sector Builds the Most Green Buildings?     80
The Business Case for Green Commercial Development     85
The Business Case for Brown Development     85
LEED for Core and Shell Helps Developers     87
The Revolution Comes to Corporate Real Estate     88
Industrial Buildings     90
Socially Responsible Property Investing     91
The Revolution in Government and Nonprofit Buildings     94
The Government Buildings Market     94
Green Building Drivers     94
Integrated Design for Public Projects     96
LEED Use by Government Agencies     97
Exemplary Government and Nonprofit Projects     98
The Revolution in Education     105
Green Buildings in Higher Education     105
Greening Secondary Education     115
Benefits of Green Schools     118
The Green Schools Report     119
The Revolution in Housing     122
Energy Star Homes     124
Homebuilders' Association Guidelines     124
LEED for Homes     125
Multifamily Homes     126
Affordable Green Housing     129
Modular Green Homes     130
The Green Home Revolution     131
The Revolution in Neighborhood Design and Mixed-Use Development     135
The New World of Mixed-Use Development     136
Examples of Green Mixed-Use Projects     136
LEED for Neighborhood Development     139
Green Retail and Hospitality Design     140
The Revolution in Health Care     143
Green Guide for Health Care     143
Early Green Health Care Facilities     144
The Business Case for Green Buildings in Health Care     147
Accelerating the Revolution in Health Care Design     148
Barriers to Green Buildings in Health Care     149
The Revolution in Workplace Design     151
What Is a Healthy and Productive Workplace?     151
Green Workplace Design     153
LEED for Commercial Interiors     154
The Revolution in Property Management     159
LEED for Existing Buildings     161
Successful LEED-EB Projects     163
Barriers and Incentives to Greener Building Operations     166
The Revolution in Building Design and Construction Practice     168
The Challenge of Integrated Design     168
The "Slow Building" Revolution     171
The Business of Sustainable Design     174
Revolutionizing a Design Firm     175
Revolutionizing Sustainability: Restorative Design     177
Join the Revolution!     180
What You Can Do at Home     180
What You Can Do at Work     181
Greening Your Local Government     183
Investing in the Revolution     185
Resources for Revolutionaries     189
Conferences     189
Books     189
Periodicals     191
Web Sites     192
Green Building Rating Systems     194
LEED for New Construction     195
LEED for Commercial Interiors     197
LEED for Existing Buildings     200
LEED for Core and Shell Buildings     203
LEED for Homes Pilot     206
LEED for Neighborhood Development Pilot      210
Green Guide for Health Care     212
Endnotes     217
Index     000
About the Author     000
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