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Green Building Trends: Europe (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 01/12/2009
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This title is the first in a series of essential overviews of green building trends from around the world. 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 facades that provide natural ventilation, innovative methods for combining climate control and water features in larger buildings, zero-net-energy 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.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597264778
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 254 x 204 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"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."
--Anja Seehrich-Caldwell "LEED AP, principal, ecoipso LLC "
"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."
--Ulf Meyer "architect and writer, Berlin, Germany "
"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.'"
--Mary Ann Lazarus "AIA, LEED AP, senior vice president and firmwide director of sustainable design at HOK "
"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."
--Rob Cassidy "editor-in-chief, Building Design+Construction "

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