About the Author

Jerry Yudelson, PE, MS, MBA, LEED AP, is the Principal of Yudelson Associates, a green building consultancy based in Tucson, Arizona. He holds engineering degrees from the California Institute of Technology and Harvard University, as well as an MBA (with highest honors) from the University of Oregon, and he is a licensed professional engineer (Oregon). Mr. Yudelson has spent his professional career engaged with energy and environmental issues, and has been involved on a daily basis with the design, construction, and operation of residential and commercial green buildings. He works for architects, developers, builders, and manufacturers to develop sustainable design solutions. His work on design projects involves early-stage consultation, eco-charrette facilitation, and providing LEED expertise and coaching for design teams. He works with developers and building teams to create effective programs for large-scale green projects, as well as with product manufacturers to guide them toward sustainable product marketing and investment opportunities. In addition to this general business and professional background, Mr. Yudelson serves as a LEED national faculty member for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Since 2001, he has trained more than 3500 building industry professionals in the LEED rating system. He has served on the USGBC's national board of directors and, since 2004, he has chaired the steering committee for the USGBC's annual conference, Greenbuild—the largest green building conference in the world. He is the author of Green Building A to Z: Understanding the Language of Green Building; The Green Building Revolution; Choosing Green: The Homebuyer's Guide to Good Green Homes; and Marketing Green Building Services: Strategies for Success.

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