Lifestyle - By MHM Contributing Staff on Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 0 Comments
As we reported in our story The LEED House, various organizations are vying for control of how we measure a sustainable future in housing. At the top of the list is the USGBC LEED certification program whose history is detailed in our original story (and followed up by Will Green Turn To Gold?).
More recently, Inhabitat.com has posted many more links to various NGO’s who are giving their updated predictions of the time we may have before we reach the global warming tipping point.
While there are some conflicting ideas about what should be done to curb the effects of global warming, our living environment (literally our house where we live), and the related choices we make, figure to play a significant role in any ability we have to stem the tide.
While global warming is a complicated subject, there is no complication in understanding that our housing system in the US is dated and highly inefficient. Our goal should then be a simple one – to make smarter decisions about where, how, and what kind of environment we choose to live in. Read post in Inhabitat.