[Greenbuilding] what makes it green?
corwyn at midcoast.com
Sun Feb 15 19:37:12 CST 2009
Gennaro Brooks-Church wrote:
> I guess it comes down to your definition of green building. I don't
> think energy efficiency is what makes a house green, which was what I
> understood was said. I see a danger in that statement. Health,
> sustainability, and energy or any other combination of parts might be
> a narrow definition of green building. The triple bottom line is a
> good start. But to reduce green building to a technical step for me
> misses the whole point.
> Since you are a mathematician I can see how energy efficiency would be
> the main focus. And thats good because people have to focus on it. But
> I wouldn't be able to build a green house if I had that focus. I'd
> build a very energy efficient home, but it wouldn't be any where near
> as green as I'd want it. In fact it could be completely unsustainable
> and unhealthy yet still be energy efficient
Again I am lost trying to figure out how you got the impression that
energy efficiency is my focus to the exclusion of all else. I invite
you to take a look at my website. It does not contain everything, but
there are sufficient things there that you should be able to see that
energy efficiency although a focus, was not a tunnel vision objective.
I love my house. When I help other people with their houses, I try to
see the same in their houses.
http://www.greenfret.com/house/patterns.html is a page which particularly
highlights what I was trying to do on other fronts than energy efficiency.
Thank You Kindly,
Green Fret Consulting
Kermit didn't know the half of it...
topher at greenfret.com
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