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Choosing Green: The Homebuyer's Guide to Good Green Homes

by Jerry Yudelson (Author)



Product Description

Energy-efficient, non-toxic, healthy homes are the hottest trend in the building
industry. Homebuilders are constructing green homes in astonishing
numbers-nearly 200,000 in the United States alone in 2006.
How does a home buyer who wants a green home know what to look for, what
questions to ask a builder, which green home rating systems to trust, and what
homes are on the market? Nationally recognized green-building expert Jerry
Yudelson provides answers to some common areas of concern, including:

Energy-efficient home features
Water conservation fixtures
Non-toxic finishes
Green products
Healthy indoor air

Drawing from the expertise of dozens of homebuilders, government officials, and
green home experts, Choosing Green deftly takes the reader through these
considerations with easy-to-use tables, charts, maps, score sheets, and
checklists.

The book includes a glossary of green building terms, an extensive resource
section, and a list of homebuilders, green rating programs, and financial
incentives. This comprehensive book provides home buyers with every thing they
will need to make a successful search for their own green home.

Jerry Yudelson is the president of Yudelson Associates, green building
consultants. He has trained over 3,000 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).

About the Author
Jerry Yudelson is the president of Yudelson Associates, green building and
sustainability consultants. He is an engineer with an MBA, who has trained over
3,000 people in the LEED green building rating system. He has chaired Greenbuild
(the world's largest green building conference) for several years, has written
four books on green building, and is an industry advisor.

Product Details

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (May 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865716102

 

 

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