Jerry Yudelson, widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading green-building and sustainability advocates and an internationally recognized keynote speaker, recently was named president of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), provider of sustainability assessment and certification services.

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As GBI president, Yudelson, who has written 12 books on green building, achieved recognition as a LEED Fellow, and chaired the steering committee for Greenbuild for eight years, will oversee the growth of the non-profit organization, including the development, expansion, and marketing of Green Globes.

An alternative to LEED, Green Globes is a Web-based program for green-building guidance and certification that includes an on-site assessment by a third party.

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