17 Sep '11, 12am

On the Road with Urban Green - One Week Out

On the Road with Urban Green - One Week Out

As I talk about the current state of sustainable design, I often skim topics like LEED, renewable energy and water conservation, because I assume most people know what these things are. After a few events, I started to realize that these basic practices are only partially well-known, and of those that know what they are...most have never been involved with a project that incorporates such methods into a project. Of course, many of the attendees are students - and you won't expect them to have design or construction experience. But even the professions in the crowds don't have direct expertise with green building. That's not to say that the universities I've visited like Winthrop University , North Carolina State University and Warren Wilson College don't have LEED buildings - because they all do . Most have multiple LEED projects - and even have retrofitted existing buildi...

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