New buildings – even the ‘green’ ones – aren’t so green

by alfredas

The sustainable-living mantra of “reduce, reuse, recycle” is usually applied to low-tech or consumer goods: things like glass jars, old magazines and obsolete cellphones. But we could become a whole lot more sustainable if we followed those concepts for much larger items as well … say, for example, buildings.
… the greenest building of all really is — as architect Carl Elefante has said — “one that is already built.”
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