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For Saving Energy, Like Real Estate, The Three Most Important Things Are Location, Location and Location

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Union Square, New York, Image Credit Lloyd Alter After lecturing on "deep green design", (I am adjunct Professor at Ryerson School of Interior Design ) Passivhaus and the fancy gizmo technologies of green building, one of my students said "but not everyone can afford this! How are normal working people going to live?" A couple of years ago, that would have been a difficult question to answer. But lately, the answer had become a lot clearer: We don't all have to drive LEAFS and Volts and live in Passivhauses . In fact, it might even be counterproductive. Now, more and more tools and studies are making it very clear that just like in real estate, when it comes to energy consumption and climate change, the three most important things to consider are location, location and location. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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