Green Building Consulting
Jerry Yudelson provides Green Building and LEED-specific consulting services for all project types, including commercial, institutional, higher education, K-12 schools, healthcare, residential, retail, hospitality, recreational and cultural. Recent projects have included an eco-resort in Mexico, a billion-dollar commercial office/hotel transit-oriented development in Connecticut, an 800-acre green residential development in Texas, a college science building in Utah and an urban redevelopment project in Washington state.
“I am very pleased to report that the eco-charrette over which you presided last Fall resulted in a fully fleshed-out vision for the project, a good and compelling vision.”
Developer, San Antonio, Texas
Jerry is one of the original 10 LEED faculty members in the U.S. and served on the national core committees for both LEED for Core and Shell (the developer’s standard) and LEED for New Construction, the only person to have a seat on both of these key committees. He can provide expert guidance in the LEED system, including LEED-NC, LEED-CS, LEED for Retail and LEED-EB rating systems.
“I just wanted to take this opportunity to send you a thanks for all of your help guiding us through the LEED process. Your knowledge has proven invaluable to transforming our submittal into a high quality, accurate document. This project has certainly benefitted greatly from your understanding on how the forms are reviewed, as well as having an outside look on how the information we have provided will be interpreted. Thank you for your dilligence and time.”
electrical engineer, retail project
Yudelson Associates conducts project visioning sessions and facilitates LEED-related “eco-charrettes” to help projects achieve key sustainability goals. Jerry coaches design teams to achieve high-performance results on conventional budgets, by fostering an integrated design approach.
Our objective is to help a client understand life-cycle costs as well as first costs. We help set goals for “payback” of project features related to energy and water efficiency and work with design teams to come up with creative solutions that minimize first cost, while providing increased levels of energy and water efficiency. We also provide counsel on what levels of technology are appropriate for today’s occupancy while providing flexibility for future building uses.
Jerry Yudelson and Yudelson Associates have been involved with a number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects, including the LEED-certified Tacoma (WA) Police Headquarters and Vehicle Maintenance Facilities, the Midstate Electric LEED Gold project in LaPine, OR, the Viridian Place office in Lake Oswego, OR, a large retail project in Utah, a shell retail project in Arizona (currently seeking certification), a retail development in San Diego, a fire station in Arizona, a nonprofit in Portland, and a low-income housing project in Portland.
Jerry Yudelson and Yudelson Associates are experts in assessing opportunities for partnering and accessing available incentive and grant funds for LEED-related projects. One such project is the Ethos Music Academy LEED-Platinum project in Portland, where Jerry assisted in writing a grant application to the Kresge Foundation that was funded at the $100,000 level.
From 2004 to 2006, Jerry participated in the development of the LEED for Core and Shell (LEED-CS) standard, aimed at the development industry. Since 2004, he has served as chair of the steering committee for six of the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual “Greenbuild” international conferences (2004-2009), the world’s largest green building events.
Jerry has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors and was a LEED national faculty member from 2001 through 2008.
As a sustainability expert, Jerry Yudelson frequently publishes in national trade and professional publications on green building design, economics, marketing and other sustainability issues. He also provides sustainability management and sustainability consulting services.