One year of journey in a book’s life can be very exciting! Early in 2012, the new book “Simply GREEN – A quick guide to environmental and energy certification systems for sustainable buildings” was published in a paperback format. And today, the book is also available as an electronic ebook!
So far the printed edition of Simply GREEN has reached many innovative companies, universities and organizations, sharing the knowledge on comparison of environmental and energy-based classification systems for energy-efficient buildings worldwide, all described in a straightforward way. To be exact, this book discusses: the British BREEAM Assessment Method, the US LEED Rating System, the German DGNB Certification System, the Australian Green Star Rating System, the Swedish Miljöbyggnad system, the French HQE system, the European Green Building Programme, the Swiss Minergie Building Standard, the German Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard, the Japanese CASBEE assessment system, the Indian IGBC rating system, the US ENERGY STAR program, and the French Effinergie system.
The book Simply GREEN received great positive feedback from readers all over the world stating that it fills a much needed purpose, comparing a range of environmental and energy-based certification systems previously uncovered. The quality of the book has been graciously complimented, as well and several organizations with their own building certification systems having asked us to consider including their systems in future revisions of this book.
Also, the book is being used by several universities as part of their education material, as the book represents such a wide-scoped comparison on how the parameters are regarded in environmental and energy-based certification schemes for sustainable buildings.
To reach an international audience, the journey of the Simply GREEN continues in the ebook format (designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch). The ebook is available at 50 iTUNES iBookstores worldwide at the price of €14.99, or equivalent in local currency.
The printed editions of all Swegon Air Academy books in English and Swedish languages (“AIR Swegon Air Academy”, “Simply EPBD – A quick guide to energy efficiency in buildings” and “Simply GREEN – A quick guide to environmental and energy certification systems for sustainable buildings”) can be found the Bookstore at www.swegonairacademy.com.
Note that the ebook for Kindle electronic devices on Amazon Kindle will also be available in near future!