Monday, March 19, 2007

More and more people both, architects and material suppliers, are jumping onto the “green architecture” bandwagon but how many practices really follow any sort of eco-principles. Just calling something green doesn’t necessarily make it so.
The term “greenwashing” has entered the lexicon to mean giving the appearance of being green without providing substantive environmental benefit. Before you hire a architect or residential designer educate your self
  1. Ask to see example of past green projects they have designed.
  2. Ask if they have designed any Energy Star or LEED H designed homes.
  3. Ask what continuing education they have taken to educate themselves on green building practices .
  4. Ask if they're member of any green or sustainable organization.