The World's Greenest Buildings
Promise Versus Performance in Sustainable Design
Published January 4th 2013 by Routledge – 264 pages
The World’s Greenest Buildings tackles an audacious task. Among the thousands of green buildings out there, which are the best, and how do we know?
Authors Jerry Yudelson and Ulf Meyer examined hundreds of the highest-rated large green buildings from around the world and asked their owners to supply one simple thing: actual performance data, to demonstrate their claims to sustainable operations.
This pivotal book presents:
This guide uncovers some of the pitfalls that lie ahead for sustainable design, and points the way toward much faster progress in the decade ahead.
Preface Foreword Introduction: Form Follows Performance Part 1. Green Building Performance Challenges 1. Green Buildings and the Carbon Challenge 2. The Issue of Building Performance 3. Worldwide Green Building Rating Systems 4. The Business Case for High-Performance Green Buildings 5. Integrated Sustainable Design for High-Performance Buildings Part 2. Case Studies 6. Introduction to the Case Studies 7. Case Studies (cases from Canada, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Chile, USA, France, Finland, Germany) 8. Lessons from the Case Studies Part 3. Looking Ahead 9. Projects to Watch 10.Sustainable Cities: (How) Can Sustainable Urban Development Be Quantified? 11. Afterword: A Challenge to Building Teams Appendices: A. Bibliography B. Interviews C. English/Metric Terminology
Jerry Yudelson is principal of Yudelson Associates, a sustainable design, research and consulting firm located in Tucson, Arizona, www.greenbuildconsult.com and cofounder of the largest green building trade show in the US, Greenbuild. The U.S. Green Building Council named him in 2011 to the inaugural class of 34 LEED Fellows, a singular honor.
Ulf Meyer has taught in the U.S. at Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska, where he held the Hyde Chair of Excellence in 2010-2011. He is a partner at Ingenhoven Architects in Düsseldorf, Germany, considered one of the pioneers of sustainable architecture in Europe.