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When It Comes To Green Building, Where You Are Is As Important As What You Build

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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HSBC Headquarters, Prospect Heights, Ill, outside of Chicago, certified LEED Gold. A few years back, Alex Wilson of BuildingGreen started using the term "Transportation Energy Efficiency", .He defined it as "the amount of energy associated with getting people to and from that building, whether they are commuters, shoppers, vendors, or homeowners." But Alex was really a cry in the wilderness, while developers kept building green office buildings in the suburbs and people kept building green houses deep in the country. But now the evidence, and the tools, are making it clear that where you build is as important as what you build, perhaps even more important. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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