Sunday, April 26, 2009

green over-kill

The 10 Dumbest Green Buildings on Earth. From LEED certified gas stations to the greenest of dubai.


Green building

And here are some green myths and truths to go with it...

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.

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