Is there a growing awareness of need to build green?
Question:Are homeowners and potential home buyers becoming more aware of the need for green home construction?
Answer: Not in so many terms. No one asks for LEED ratings, zero waste construction or active solar anything. But everyone wants a zero-maintenance home, no one wants all show spaces — double height living, master suite's suitable for ballroom dancing or even wading pool sized tubs ...
Cost has always been king for most housing consumers, but now the out year costs of maintenance have become as crucial as the bottom line build-out cost.
Duo Dickinson Duo Dickinson has been an architect for over 30 years and received over 30 awards. His work has been published in over 70 national publications. Mr. Dickinsons latest book is Staying Put. He is the architecture critic for the New Haven Register, and writes for Design Bureau, A.B., New Haven Magazine, and his own blog, Saved By Design. He has taught at Yale, Roger Williams and Harvard GSD Summer Program. www