The Pros and Cons of Legislating Green Construction

by Matt

There’s a lot to be said about going Green.  Often times, the benefits are accentuated. And generally speaking, those benefits inspire us to invest in what we believe will be a better and more efficient future for generations to come.

Makes sense, right?  
With this being an election year, my thoughts take me to the campaign process and recent debates.  Each candidate expresses their views, experience, and opinion with great passion and conviction.  For the most part, they present a compelling argument. However, I tend to wait for the Fact Check coupled with my own research, values, and beliefs to help me assess whom I believe will get the job done. 
Over the past 10 years, advancements in technology have supercharged our ability to get things done by a mere push of the button.  While there’s value in this and constantly moving forward, there’s also caution in becoming complacent, looking for a quick fix and not checking out all the facts before casting your vote on a purchase or investment.

The same holds true when it comes to legislating Green Code for the building design and construction community.  How far, how much, what’s exaggeration, what’s reality, what are pros and cons?  
If you have a chance, on November 7, 2012, from 1:00–2:30pm EST, George H. DeBose and Chuck Allen, with the Liberty Building Forensics Group, will present another perspective during their webinar titled, “What Happens When Green Becomes Code:  Do Buildings Get Better or Do Lawyers Get Richer?”.

Take a listen, do some more digging, weigh the facts, and increase your understanding. Then you decide what you believe is best for our future.  In this day and age that sounds like a lot of work.  But without it, someone else will decide for you.

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