Jerry Yudelson is a LEED Fellow, Federal GSA National Peer Professional and the author of 13 books on green buildings, water conservation, green homes, green marketing and sustainable development. He has been involved in the green building movement since 1997 and co-founded the first USGBC chapter, Cascadia, in 1998. Jerry also served for six years as chair of the steering committee for Greenbuild, the largest green building conference and trade show in the US.
Jerry was one of the first ten faculty members in the US for the LEED system and has trained nearly 4,000 building industry professionals in the LEED system.
Yudelson is the author of over a dozen books, including the often-cited Developing Green: Strategies for Success and Marketing Green Buildings. He has written for many magazines and journals, including Home Energy Magazine, Building Design & Construction, Environmental Design & Construction, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, The Construction Specifier, and Eco-Structure. His most recent book is The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design. His next book, Reinventing Green Building, will be published in the spring of 2016 by New Society Publishers.
In 2014 and part of 2015, he served as president of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), a national nonprofit and the US provider of the Green Globes green building rating and certification programs.
His career in green building covers a wide spectrum of roles and issues. He was co-founder and director of the Green Building Services consulting unit of Portland General Electric. He has worked as a consultant for federal agencies, state governments, local governments and utilities. He has been the marketing director for two engineering firms in design and construction, worked in project development for wind power, co-generation, and photovoltaic systems, and been a management and marketing consultant for 200 firms ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small product manufacturers.
Jerry is a registered professional engineer with more than 25 years’ experience. He holds engineering degrees from Caltech and Harvard University and an MBA (with highest honors) from the University of Oregon. He was a Rotary Foundation Fellow for graduate work in engineering at the Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany.
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