Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hope in Times of Uncertainty

In a letter by Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair of USGBC, talks about the current economic crisis and how it may lead to a recession. And with recession comes unemployment and economic downfall.  Mr. Fedrizzi tells us that the green movement has a commitment to be unwavering in times as such. He also talks about the obvious benefits of the movement such as saving money, energy and creating new jobs.
I believe with the future change with the energy (energy cost will go up) situation, the pressing talk about climate change, and rise of unemployment, this is all opening the doors for a better future for our built environment. I foresee mandates and codes for better building efficiency. I truly cannot see how this economic situation can hurt the green movement, but bolster and even expedite it.
on a side note, I really don't like calling it "green" building. It sounds like a slang term, not a professional terminology. I wish architects had a 1-2 word they can replace "green building/design"

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