Meet the Supporter: Jerry Yudelson

Meet the supporter Jerry Yudelson

Buildings continue to produce a plurality of carbon emissions, 25 years after green building rating systems were first introduced. A new approach is needed, to cut emissions in both existing buildings in developed countries of Europe, Japan and North America and new buildings in the growing economies of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Jerry is recognized worldwide as a LEED Fellow and the author of 14 landmark books on green buildings, water conservation, green homes, green marketing and sustainable development including, most recently, The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design (2013) and Reinventing Green Building: Why Certification Systems Aren’t Working and What We Can Do About It (2016). He has keynoted green building and sustainable cities conferences in 21 countries on six continents, including most recently in Kenya, Lithuania and Turkey.From 2007 to 2009, Jerry served as the first “research scholar for retail real estate sustainability” for the 70,000-member International Council of Shopping Centers.
Since 2013, Jerry has been actively engaged in consulting, research, writing and speaking about the impact of cloud technologies and Big Data analytics on the future greening of the built environment.
In 2014 and 2015, Jerry served as president of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), a US national nonprofit and the global provider of the Green Globes green building rating and certification programs.
Now head of Yudelson Associates, based in Carlsbad, California, Jerry is a professional engineer with more than 25 years’ experience. He holds civil and environmental engineering degrees from Caltech and Harvard University and an MBA with honors from the University of Oregon. Early in his career, he was a Rotary Foundation Fellow for International Understanding for civil engineering graduate studies at the R-W Technical University in Aachen, Germany.