I am likely behind the times on some of this, so found it very interesting to learn about the concept of “embodied energy” — vs. “conspicuous conservation” — and why renovating what you have may be the smartest form of green building after all.
A Cautionary Tale
Amid our green-building boom, why neglecting the old in favor of the new just might cost us dearly.
By Wayne Curtis | From Preservation | January/February 2008
Show me the person who doesn’t love a green, environmentally responsible building.
Green buildings are good for you and good for society, and they’re absolutely everywhere these days—you can’t open an architecture publication without seeing a splashy spread touting some new sustainable project. The green building movement has even added to our vocabulary, albeit with ungainly expressions like carbon footprint and FSC-certified wood. READ PRESERVATION’S ENTIRE STORY HERE.