04 May '11, 2am

Sprawl Can Be Worse than the Buildings Themselves

A very green and energy efficient building can be more than undone by locating that building in a remote area. Even a net-zero energy house can be more of a drain on energy infrastructure if it is remotely located. Furthermore, the amount of energy and effort needed to extend infrastructure (roads, sewer and water lines, electricity and gas lines, etc.) is also an enormous drain on resources and materials.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/architecture/3494-sprawl-can-be-wo...

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