Green Building Trends: Europe

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Island Press, Jul 16, 2012 - Architecture - 192 pages
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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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Contents

01_Yudelson_Ch1
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02_Yudelson_Ch2
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03_Yudelson_Ch3
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04_Yudelson_Ch4_415
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05_Yudelson_Ch5_413
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06_Yudelson_Ch6_413
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07_Yudelson_Ch7_413
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08_Yudelson_Ch8_413
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09_Yudelson_Ch9_415
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10_Yudelson_Ch10_415
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11_Yudelson_BM_au_bio
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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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