Opponents of Green Building are Opponents of a Better Tomorrow . . .
Congratulations to my current home town! This is a big step in development. Did you know that when they lay down the carpets in new developments they have to do it weeks before anyone moves in so that the carpets can off-gas most of the toxic chemicals in them? (Unless of course they are recycled carpets like our friends at Interface Carpets www.interfaceinc.com). Believe me, conventional building is a often a horrible practice and the solutions for green building are there. I must say, I canâ€™t cry for many developers who claim that green building is too expensive. Why? Because I know a lot of developers and believe me, the ones who build large developments have plenty of money. But that is beside the point. While building green may be a bit more expensive (though in many cases it is now on par with regular building), the benefits to health and the long term savings to the developer and tenants through energy saving devices offset any costs within a few years.