The 10 Dumbest Green Buildings on Earth. From LEED certified gas stations to the greenest of dubai.
Green is ugly – Some of them certainly are. But there are lot of things you can do in a ‘normal’ looking building to make it green.
Green buildings cost more – Again some of them actually do. Especially the ones you see in magazines. But greener buildings can be done at a reasonable cost. Studies show that initial design and construction costs account for only 2% of a building's life-cycle cost over 30 years. So a little bit more upfront can not only be greener but also can save a lot at the end.
Green building should avoid wood – Wood is the only widely available construction material that is renewable and produced using solar energy.
Green buildings don't work – But they do. Don’t longer eaves minimise the heat gain in a building?
Green is an all-or-nothing proposition – Wrong. May be your building is not ‘totally’ green, but still there are lot of greener measures you can incorporate in to your building.
Busted! Eight Green-Building Myths (www.hgtvpro.com)
Debunking the Green Building Myth (www.alternet.org)
Top 10 Green-Building Myths (www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com)
Green Building Myths (www.aeonmn.org)