The Cost of Being “Green”

I recently read an article on Good Magazine’s website about LEED and its comparison with other current green building measures. This article, along with many others that have mentioned the economics of the new green movement, spurred my thinking about the different costs of a green building (and in particular homes, as that is my main interest). I’ll take a look at some of the aspects of designing and building a green structure and evaluate their relative costs and products.   Continue reading “The Cost of Being “Green””

The Definition of “Green”: Education and Sustainable Building

This summer I had the opportunity to work with a handful of Philadelphia professionals as part of a Green Homes report I was writing for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. After speaking with these professionals, and taking into account the experience I had at the Energy Coordinating Agency in my internship last summer, I realized that the largest problem with sustainable building (as with many other areas) is ignorance.   Continue reading “The Definition of “Green”: Education and Sustainable Building”