What's Important?Bob Faulhaber
April 1, 2009 — 369 views
One of the mistakes that many designers and builders make in regard to green design is making it an "add-on". Good, sustainable design is integrated into the client's needs, desires and budget; it's not something that you tack on at the end so that you can label the project "green". A select number of clients are interested in making an environmental statement because they are environmentally conscious, but most client's first concern is how the project will satisfy their needs and how much it will cost them; being environmentally friendly is just an added bonus. The beauty of good green design is the synergies that result from an integrated approach to design. The best green strategies meet the client's needs, budget AND are environmentally friendly.