Choosing Green: The Home Buyers Guide to Good Green Homes
How does a home buyer who wants a green home know what to look for, what questions to ask a builder, which green home rating systems to trust, and what homes are on the market? Nationally recognized green-building expert Jerry Yudelson provides answers to some common areas of concern, including:
- Energy-efficient home features
- Solar power
- Water conservation fixtures
- Non-toxic finishes
- Green products
- Healthy indoor air
Drawing from the expertise of dozens of homebuilders, government officials and green home experts, Choosing Green deftly takes the reader through these considerations with easy-to-use tables, charts, maps, score sheets and checklists.
“I find Choosing Green incredibly insightful and chock full of insider’s experience. This is the kind of book that will help homebuyer’s cut to the chase and leap frog the poseurs towards legitimate green home living.”
Jetson Green blog
The book profiles green home developments and interviews homebuilders and homeowners around the US and Canada. To help readers with research, the book includes a glossary of green building terms, an extensive resource section and a list of homebuilders, green rating programs and financial incentives. This comprehensive book provides home buyers with everything they will need to make a successful search for their own green home.
Jerry Yudelson is a professional engineer with an MBA. He has trained 3,000 people in the LEED green building rating system, and has chaired Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference, for the past four years. The founder of a green building consulting firm, he is the author of three books on green building marketing and an advisor to manufacturers, venture capital firms, design firms and developers.