Jerry Yudelson is an expert in the LEED green building rating system, and provides Yudelson Associates’ clients with expert guidance on creating, developing, designing and marketing green building projects. He has more than 25 years of experience with renewable energy systems, green building design, site planning, environmental remediation, water conservation and solid waste management.
As Associate Principal and Sustainability Director for a large regional engineering firm for five years, Jerry assisted project teams with sustainable design and consulting services for commercial and institutional building projects, with a special focus on commercial offices, higher education, housing and public facilities. He also facilitates "eco-charrettes" for clients. As a national trainer for the USGBC, Jerry has trained more than 2,500 people in the LEED rating system. For the U.S. Green Building Council, he chairs the Steering Committee for Greenbuild 2004, 2005 and 2006, the world’s largest green building conferences.
Jerry was Cofounder and Director of the Green Building Services consulting unit of Portland General Electric. He has managed environmental and energy studies for a variety of clients, including state and local governments, utilities, and federal agencies. Long active in public affairs and professional services marketing, Jerry brings a unique capacity for effective communications to each project. In 2004, Jerry’s work was recognized by the “Better Bricks” award of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, as “Green Building Advocate” of the year. He was also named in 2004 as one of the top 25 Green Building Leaders in the Northwest by Sustainable Industries Journal.
He is also the author of Developing Green: Strategies for Success, Marketing Green Buildings: Guide for Engineering, Construction, Architecture, The Insider’s Guide to Marketing Green Building, and 365 Questions for Your Next Green Building Project.