Green Building Trends: Europe / Edition 2

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The “green building revolution” is a worldwide movement for energy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europe has been in the forefront of green building technology, and Green Building Trends: Europe provides an indispensable overview of these cutting edge ideas and applications.
In order to write this book, well-known U.S. green building expert Jerry Yudelson interviewed a number of Europe’s leading architects and engineers and visited many exemplary projects. With the help of copious photographs and illustrations, Yudelson describes some of the leading contemporary green buildings in Europe, including the new Lufthansa headquarters in Frankfurt, the Norddeutsche Landesbank in Hannover, a new school at University College London, the Beaufort Court Zero-Emissions building, the Merck Serono headquarters in Geneva, and a zero-net-energy, all-glass house in Stuttgart.
In clear, jargon-free prose, Yudelson provides profiles of progress in the journey towards sustainability, describes the current regulatory and business climates, and predicts what the near future may bring. He also provides a primer on new technologies, systems, and regulatory approaches in Western Europe that can be adopted in North America, including building-integrated solar technologies, radiant heating and cooling systems, dynamic façades that provide natural ventilation, innovative methods for combining climate control and water features in larger buildings, zero-netenergy homes built like Thermos bottles, and strict government timetables for achieving zero-carbon buildings.
Green Building Trends: Europe is an essential resource for anyone interested in the latest developments in this rapidly growing field.
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Editorial Reviews

editor-in-chief, <i>Building Design+Construction</i> - Rob Cassidy

"Jerry Yudelson has delivered another highly readable and useful text, one that will keep architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, and real estate developers in North America informed about what they can learn from Europe's top sustainable design experts."
LEED AP, principal, ecoipso LLC - Anja Seehrich-Caldwell

"As a German architect practicing green building in the U.S., I am always eager to share the success stories and techniques of green building in Europe with my American colleagues. In this book, Jerry describes European policies, projects and technologies with such diligence and technical depth that I found plenty to learn myself about the most recent trends and new success stories from home."
architect and writer, Berlin, Germany - Ulf Meyer

"The United States, somewhat behind some of its European partners in terms of green building, is lucky to have Jerry Yudelson, one of the most brilliant minds in issues of sustainability, as its unofficial ambassador. He draws insightful connections between the old and new worlds to communicate how the built environment can be designed in ways less damaging to our planet."
AIA, LEED AP, senior vice president and firmwide director of sustainable design - Mary Ann Lazarus

"In his latest book, Jerry Yudelson provides important insights into questions U.S. green designers have been asking for a while. His approachable style makes this an enjoyable read while also presenting valuable information for those seeking to achieve the urgently-needed transformation of the built environment on both sides of 'the pond.'"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597264778
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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 The Green Building Revolution (Island Press, 2007).
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Table of Contents

Foreword \ David Cook, Behnisch Architekten
Preface Introduction: European Green Buildings in Context 
Chapter 1. The PassivHaus Concept and European Residential Design 
Chapter 2. European Design Innovators 
Chapter 3. European Green Buildings Today: What Do They Know That We Should? 
Chapter 4. Green Buildings in the U.K. 
Chapter 5. Sustainable Buildings in Germany 
Chapter 6. Green Engineering in Europe 
Chapter 7. Ecotowns 
Chapter 8. Green Building in the Retail Sector 
Chapter 9. Looking to the Future 
Chapter 10.The Challenge and Promise of Green Buildings: Lessons from Europe 
Index of Firms and Projects 
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