Green Building A to Z: Understanding the Language of Green Building by Jerry Yudelson
Through quotes, pictures and very interesting studies, the author show you t Even if I'm not working in architecture, I'm interested in green homes, the minimalistic concept and in the sustainable development. Through quotes, pictures and very interesting studies, the author show you the economical, politcal aspects of the approach. A real great read! Overview-he goes through water consumption, types of water blue, brown, black, grey , and finally how we can conserve water, both as a society and as individuals.
This book is really more of a handbook than anything. It's divided up into short chapters that cover each topic, and usually have a few case studies mixed in to show what has been working in various places. He focuses predominantly on places that have water problems, but also includes some areas like the Pacific Northwest and Florida th Overview-he goes through water consumption, types of water blue, brown, black, grey , and finally how we can conserve water, both as a society and as individuals. He focuses predominantly on places that have water problems, but also includes some areas like the Pacific Northwest and Florida that have started to put water conservation practices into place.
I recommend this book to anyone who is confused by industry terms he lays them all out nicely , wants to conserve water in their own lives, lives in an arid area, or is just interested in the topic. It's the most concise book on water conservation I've seen, and has a great mix of definitions and case studies.
Green building A to Z : understanding the language of green building
I also recommend it to anyone in the industry, consultants, agencies, etc. He has great charts, illustrations, and plenty of data. Nov 30, Katie Ferrari rated it it was amazing. This book is an easy, straightforward, and concise explanation of what makes up Green Building. Not only does it include a brief history of Green Building, but it is also a mini "dictionary" of sorts, for people who are just beginning to venture into the sustainable design world and have no idea what things like Volatile Organic Compounds, Permeable Pavement, Urban Heat Island Effect, and Life Cycle Assessment are.
Definitely a good place to start brushing up on the lingo of "green" design and a This book is an easy, straightforward, and concise explanation of what makes up Green Building. Definitely a good place to start brushing up on the lingo of "green" design and a must have for every architect and designer.
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Difficult to read as most of its kind are , but highly informative and jam-packed with interesting data analyses, discussions, and examples. Well presented case of forthcoming water shortages in many areas and what van be done to mitigate the problem. Well written and easily read.
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The book examines all aspects of green buildings, including: Architecture Locally sourced materials Natural ventilation Solar energy Zero-net-energy buildings More than just a reference, this book emphasizes the importance of green buildings and green developments for a sustainable future.
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He has trained over 3, people in the LEED green building rating system. He chairs Greenbuild, the world's largest green building conference, and has written six books on green building, including Green Building A to Z New Society Publishers. 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.
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.
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