10 Feb '12, 9pm

Is sustainable green housing booming? @Grist says yes, I don't agree.

Is sustainable green housing booming? @Grist says yes, I don't agree.

Stephen Lacey, writing in Grist and Climate Progress , is gaga over a report from McGraw Hill that Grist titles House fit for a green: Sustainable home construction booms . While there is no question that volume of what they call green construction is increasing, can you call it a boom, and can you call it sustainable? McGraw Hill defines green building as: built to LEED standards, an equivalent green building certification program, or one that incorporates numerous green building elements across five category areas: energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficiency, responsible site management and improved indoor air quality. The trouble is, that is a lousy definition, because it may be a greener house, but unless we know where it is, it isn't necessarily sustainable. In his devastating post that I considered the best of 2010 , Kaid Benfield demonstrated that green...

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