Green Building Trends: Europe|
by Jerry Yudelson (Author)
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.
About 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).
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Island Press; 1 edition (February 1, 2009)