Consultant Builds the Business Case for Investment in Net-Zero-Energy Green Buildings with Hawaii Workshops Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson will address the investment returns from leading-edge sustainability design at the SMACNA national convention on Maui and at the University of Hawaii Manoa campus

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What is the business case for investing in net-zero-energy green building design? How do leading-edge organizations make this case for a profitable return on their investment? As one of the world's leading green building consultants, Jerry Yudelson thinks he knows the answers.

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At his green building seminar presentation for the sheet metal contractors' (SMACNA) annual meeting next week in Maui, Hawaii, the green building book author and keynote speaker will give his views as to why building owners and real estate developers across the country are building not only LEED-certified green buildings but also those that aspire to net-zero-energy goals, typically with on-site or off-site solar power systems.

Michael McCullion, director of safety and health for SMACNA, said, "We invited Jerry Yudelson to speak to our members because of his long-term leading role in presenting the business case for green building and net-zero-energy buildings. Jerry provides the type of leading-edge thinking and information that our members find very helpful in staying productive in the sheet metal and HVAC industry."

Yudelson says, "We know that green building has hit the mainstream. In an effort to distinguish themselves, many building owners and real estate developers are taking the logical next step: getting to zero net energy on an annual basis. In this workshop presentation, I explore the reasons why they are doing so. Typically, building owners and developers commit to green building designs because of a combination of reasons including financial gain, public relations and responsiveness to stakeholder concerns. The most widespread reason is that more people than ever believe it's the right thing to do."

In addition to his presentation to the SMACNA event, Yudelson will also give a public keynote address next week on October 23rd at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa campus Department of Architecture's fall lecture series on "The World's Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design."

About Yudelson Associates
Yudelson Associates' founder, Jerry Yudelson, a LEED Fellow and professional engineer, is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading green building and sustainability consultants and an internationally recognized keynote speaker. In 2011, Wired magazine dubbed him the "Godfather of Green." He is the author of 13 green building books and chaired the country's largest annual green building event, Greenbuild, for six years through 2009.

For more information please contact Jerry Yudelson, 520-243-0996, Email.

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