Monday, November 2, 2009

--"Houses of the Future" from Atlantic Monthly

All energy-savings being equal, which of these Green houses do you think the citizens of New Orleans prefer?

"All those solar panels from the first eco-boom in the 1970s, and those clunky, angular houses they sat atop? Most are demolished and gone. “The carbon footprint of a building is meaningless once its parts are carted off to a landfill in a generation or two,” Mouzon told the crowd. The rebuilding of New Orleans by the people who love it, he suggested, may provide the most lasting green lesson of all."

An article in the latest Atlantic explores construction of green homes in New Orleans. Some are distinctly New Regionalist in nature, and some are eco-boxes designed by architecture students. Guess which ones residents prefer?

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