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Jerry Yudelson
Works at Yudelson Associates
Attends California Institute of Technology
Lives in Oceanside, CA
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My column in HPAC's February issue states the case for reinventing green building now: we're running out of time to make major changes in carbon emissions from buildings! Take a look.
Following the December 2015 Paris climate-change agreement, a new way to rate buildings according to climate and environmental impact is needed.
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10 Megatrends that will affect the green building movement in the next 5-10 years. Make your business plans accordingly!
Jerry Yudelson, the "Godfather of Green," foresees 10 megatrends that will shape the future of green building.
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See my article and predictions for the future of green building. 
In my forthcoming book, "Reinventing Green Building," I identify 10 megatrends that I believe will shape green building technologies, markets, government rules, and certification systems through 2020
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Just went live with my new website dedicated to Reinventing Green Building, the title of my forthcoming book from New Society Publishers, May 2016 release date: https://t.co/R8QBnvEfQc. Take a look!
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Wind and solar are mainstreaming rapidly, says reliable industry source ENR magazine. Good news for climate responsiveness!
Propelled by powerful and complementary forces, the U.S. renewables market is in the early stages of a multiyear period of sustained development and construction activity that may come to be viewed as the golden age of wind and solar power.
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Harvard Business Review nails the key issue in green building: existing building retrofits. LEED certified fewer than 600 buildings last year. We clearly need a new approach! 
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My forthcoming book, Reinventing Green Building: Why Certification Systems Don't Work and What We Can Do About It, makes a strong case that it's way past time to change the theory and practice of green building.
Following the December 2015 Paris climate-change agreement, a new way to rate buildings according to climate and environmental impact is needed.
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See my article on 10 Green Building Megatrends to watch, adapted from my forthcoming book, Reinventing Green Building, blog and excerpts at www.reinventinggreenbuilding.com. 
A cross section of HVACR and buildings professionals offer their views on industry trends and issues or provide tips and best practices to help readers get the most out of their systems in 2016.
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Let's meet up at Greenbuild in Washington DC next week. Just text me at 520-243-0996 to get together. I'll be in the Exhibit Hall most of the day Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 18-19. Looking forward to having my new book out next May!
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Looking forward to attending USGBC's Greenbuild conference and trade show Nov. 17-19 in Washington DC. I'll be on the exhibit hall floor Wednesday and Thursday of that week, so be sure to text me (520-243-0996) so we can say hello!
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Take a look at my presentation last week on how to effect immediate water conservation in response to California's drought.
Jerry Yudelson's keynote presentation to Coneybeare Cleantech Leaders conference in Irvine, California, May 14, 2015. Outlines how to immediately reduce water use in California's cities.
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"The Godfather of Green" - Wired magazine. The leading published author in the green building space. Keynote speaker in 17 countries since 2006
Introduction
Latest book: Reinventing Green Building (New Society Publishers, 2016) just out. Author of 14 books on green building, green homes, sustainable design, sustainable retail operations, water conservation, green development. Keynote speaker at nearly 100 conferences in 17 countries since 2006. LEED Fellow and US GSA National Peer Professional. Head of the Green Building Initiative in 2014 and 2015.
Bragging rights
LEED Fellow; GSA National Peer Professional; ICSC Research Fellow in Sustainability
Education
  • California Institute of Technology
    Civil Engineering, BS, present
  • Harvard University
    Environmental Engineering, MS, present
  • California Institute of Technology
    Environmental Engineering PhD Studies, present
  • University of Oregon
    MBA with highest honors, 1991 - 1993
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Gender
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"Godfather of Green" (Wired Magazine)
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Green Building and Sustainability Consultant; Author; Keynote Speaker
Employment
  • Yudelson Associates
    CEO, 2006 - present
  • Interface Engineering
    Sustainability Director, 2001 - 2006
  • Green Building Services
    Director, 2000 - 2001
  • Green Building Initiative
    President, 2014 - 2015
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Oceanside, CA
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Tucson - Portland - Los Angeles - Santa Cruz - Berkeley - Concord - Costa Mesa - Sacramento
Took in a dead battery, covered under warranty. Fixed in an hour, no charge. Service advisor Dale Schulzkump was first-class. So far, in five years, I'm a happy camper with Chapman Honda.
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