Green Building Trends
8 x 10
58 photos and illustrations
8 x 10
58 photos and illustrations
The “green building revolution” is a worldwide movement for energy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europe has been in the forefront of green building technology, and Green Building Trends: Europe provides an indispensable overview of these cutting edge ideas and applications.
In order to write this book, well-known U.S. green building expert Jerry Yudelson interviewed a number of Europe’s leading architects and engineers and visited many exemplary projects. With the help of copious photographs and illustrations, Yudelson describes some of the leading contemporary green buildings in Europe, including the new Lufthansa headquarters in Frankfurt, the Norddeutsche Landesbank in Hannover, a new school at University College London, the Beaufort Court Zero-Emissions building, the Merck Serono headquarters in Geneva, and a zero-net-energy, all-glass house in Stuttgart.
In clear, jargon-free prose, Yudelson provides profiles of progress in the journey towards sustainability, describes the current regulatory and business climates, and predicts what the near future may bring. He also provides a primer on new technologies, systems, and regulatory approaches in Western Europe that can be adopted in North America, including building-integrated solar technologies, radiant heating and cooling systems, dynamic façades that provide natural ventilation, innovative methods for combining climate control and water features in larger buildings, zero-netenergy homes built like Thermos bottles, and strict government timetables for achieving zero-carbon buildings.
Green Building Trends: Europe is an essential resource for anyone interested in the latest developments in this rapidly growing field.
"Jerry Yudelson has delivered another highly readable and useful text, one that will keep architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, and real estate developers in North America informed about what they can learn from Europe's top sustainable design experts."
Rob Cassidy, editor-in-chief, "Building Design+Construction"
"As a German architect practicing green building in the U.S., I am always eager to share the success stories and techniques of green building in Europe with my American colleagues. In this book, Jerry describes European policies, projects and technologies with such diligence and technical depth that I found plenty to learn myself about the most recent trends and new success stories from home."
Anja Seehrich-Caldwell, LEED AP, principal, ecoipso LLC
"The United States, somewhat behind some of its European partners in terms of green building, is lucky to have Jerry Yudelson, one of the most brilliant minds in issues of sustainability, as its unofficial ambassador. He draws insightful connections between the old and new worlds to communicate how the built environment can be designed in ways less damaging to our planet."
Ulf Meyer, architect and writer, Berlin, Germany
"In his latest book, Jerry Yudelson provides important insights into questions U.S. green designers have been asking for a while. His approachable style makes this an enjoyable read while also presenting valuable information for those seeking to achieve the urgently-needed transformation of the built environment on both sides of 'the pond.'"
Mary Ann Lazarus, AIA, LEED AP, senior vice president and firmwide director of sustainable design at HOK
Foreword \ David Cook, Behnisch Architekten
Preface Introduction: European Green Buildings in Context
Chapter 1. The PassivHaus Concept and European Residential Design
Chapter 2. European Design Innovators
Chapter 3. European Green Buildings Today: What Do They Know That We Should?
Chapter 4. Green Buildings in the U.K.
Chapter 5. Sustainable Buildings in Germany
Chapter 6. Green Engineering in Europe
Chapter 7. Ecotowns
Chapter 8. Green Building in the Retail Sector
Chapter 9. Looking to the Future
Chapter 10.The Challenge and Promise of Green Buildings: Lessons from Europe
Index of Firms and Projects