Green Globes’ Yudelson to Continue Labors at Mt. Olympus
April 1, 2015
April 1, 2015
The goddess Hera announced today that green building writer and consultant Jerry Yudelson will be returning to Mount Olympus to “have another go” at completing the first of twelve tasks she has set for him in penance for alleged slights against the Greek pantheon.
Yudelson first drew the gods’ wrath with his book Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis, in which he failed to adulate Poseidon, Master of the Seas. He was later heard comparing LEED and its rules unfavorably to “fatwas” and “holy writ” in interviews with the media (see LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes).
“I felt left out,” the cow-eyed goddess admitted. “No one creates absurd hurdles better than the Greeks.”
In an exclusive interview with BuildingGreen, Hera’s brother and husband, Zeus, said the gods were aiming to prove exactly that by assigning twelve labors to Yudelson. Zeus was chagrined, he said, when the very first task backfired. “Clearly we need to start smaller and work our way up. Trying to make Green Globes actually green is no job for mere mortals” (see Yudelson Steps Down from Green Globes).
Yudelson denies divine claims that he failed at his first labor, but he said he’s still looking forward to “making task number two the best it can be.”
Hera’s plans for Yudelson are not yet “carved in stone,” she says. But “I have a few juicy ones in my back pocket.” Presumably alluding to the wretched state of U.S. infrastructure (see Failing Water Infrastructure Drains Economy, Report Warns), Hera said she “may or may not be working on a plan for Jerry to rebuild a whooooooole bunch of bridges.”