Jerry Yudelson is widely recognized as one of the leading green building experts in the United States. As founder and principal at Yudelson Associates, a consultancy based in Tucson, Arizona, Jerry provides high-level sustainability consulting to major design, construction and development organizations throughout the U.S.
Jerry has written eight books on green buildings, with two more scheduled for release in 2009. His books run the gamut from basic introduction to green building terminology to technical information on green building process, to European green building trends, to green building marketing and greening the retail sector. He is the most widely published and quoted author on green buildings.
In addition to his writing, Jerry keynotes 10 to 20 conferences each year, sharing his knowledge of the business and progress of green buildings, green products and green development. He also conducts research studies for national trade and technical organizations, as well as consulting with many leading corporations on their sustainability initiatives. Since 2006, he has spoken to professional and business conferences in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K., Germany and Dubai, UAE.
On behalf of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), he chaired the Steering Committee for Greenbuild 2004 through 2008, the largest green building conferences in the world. As a national faculty member for the USGBC, he trained nearly 3,500 people in the LEED rating system from 2001 through 2008.
Yudelson’s recent books include Green Building through Integrated Design (2008), Choosing Green: The Home Buyer’s Guide to Good Green Homes (2008), Green Building: A to Z, The Green Building Revolution and Marketing Green Building Services: Strategies for Success. He regularly writes for many magazines and journals, including Building Design & Construction, Environmental Design & Construction, HPAC Magazine, Home Energy Magazine, Consulting-Specifying Engineer and the Marketer, published by the Society for Marketing Professional Services. He also writes regular columns for two online newsletters, www.igreenbuild.com and the U.K.’s Building magazine’s sustainability site.
Yudelson holds an undergraduate engineering degree from the California Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in water resources engineering from Harvard, and a master’s in business administration with highest honors from the University of Oregon.
In 2007, the International Council of Shopping Centers named Jerry its first “Research Scholar for Real Estate Sustainability.” In 2006, the U.S. General Services Administration named him a “National Peer Professional.” His work was honored by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance when he was named the 2004 “Green Building Advocate” of the year. Also in 2004, the Sustainable Industries Journal named Jerry as one of the top 25 Green Building Leaders in
the Pacific Northwest.
Jerry is a former national Board member of the U.S. Green Building Council and a founding national Board member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. He is a full member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the Association of Energy Engineers.