Where is the outrage? What is the green community doing to combat the ignorance of the majority of builders and homebuyers?
Yes in an ideal world renovating existing structures would be the better choice over new construction. But in the real world the majority of home buyers would rather live in a new home than spend their money on fixer uppers. Most Builders continue to build plop houses where all the windows face the street no matter what where the sun is. They clear cut the land and destroy the eco-system in the process. They may be downsizing the floor plans but its just a smaller replica of the larger houses they were building a few years ago when the market dictated it.
These builders do not take into account sun orientation, land conservation, sustainable design/build construction methods & materials. Smaller mcmansion subdivisions are going up at an alarming pace.
My feeling is that if it can’t be stopped than why don’t we as a green community come together and build eco-friendly homes where people can enjoy where they live and know that their home is truly healthy for themselves, their family and their environment?
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