"Explosion Green" tells the twenty-year story of the global green building movement through the eyes of David Gottfried, the man who helped start it all. "Explosion Green" reveals the inner workings of the building industry as it comes to grips with the need for environmentally friendly practices. It describes how the industry has evolved, and how this evolution has helped fight climate change and prevent further damage to the environment while creating a multibillion-dollar industry. Filled with his unique insight and self-deprecating humor, Gottfried's riveting memoir demonstrates how one person can start a global movement. "Explosion Green" has won three 2014 Indie Book Awards: Second Place Grand Prize for Non-fiction, Business Category, and Memoir Category.
About the Author
David Gottfried is known as the father of the global green building movement, founding both the World Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, which has done more for carbon mitigation than any other organization. He has two annual awards in his name, has published two memoirs, Greed to Green (2004), and Greening My Life (2010), and has appeared on KQED/NPR with Michael Krasny, NPR Radio, Discover Channel's Renovation Nation, ABC News, Metropolitan Home, in the Jerusalem Post, Australia's Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.