Has the term "Green" been over-utilized?

posted Mar 17, 2012, 4:30 AM by Keith Groninger   [ updated Mar 17, 2012, 4:30 AM ]
I’ve occasionally observed confusion and resistance surrounding conversations about green construction and lifestyles. I wonder why some people stumble while others are jumping on the green bandwagon, so I’ve decided to remove “green” from the discussion. Here’s a list that I compiled of potential benefits related to the design, product selection and construction techniques that might be considered when planning a new home or renovation project:
  • Community Impact
  • Durable Construction
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Health and Comfort
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Property Characteristics
  • Resource Utilization
  • Site Development
  • Waste Management
  • Water Conservation
What factors do you use in the decision-making process?