Found on the Web: What does Green Really Mean?


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Okay, it’s really happening — green is the latest building and design industry buzzword. Heck, even the Wall Street Journal writes that the sustainable design/green-building movement has become mainstream. You know builders have jumped on the bandwagon when the National Association of Home Builders announces that it is standardizing it’s voluntary green building guidelines.

Pick up any remodeling, home decorating, interior or architectural design magazine and you’ll find at least one feature article on going “green.” Yet how do you know, with all the green stuff coming at you from every direction, if what you are getting is really, truly green — in the sense of environmentally friendly?

Fine Home Building (Taunton Press) has long published news about the green building movement, even before it was trendy. Tim has subscribed to Fine Home Building for many years – the publication is an excellent source of inspiration, ideas and reference articles. The latest issue of FHB includs an excellent article by editor, Scott Gibson titled, What Does Green Really Mean?

Check out Scott’s article. And if you’re back this way, please leave us a comment — let us know what you think about the green building movement! Thanks for reading.