Lloyd Alter on some of the difficult tradeoffs inherent in green building

Once again, some thought provoking writing from longtime sustainable architect and Treehugger columnist Lloyd Alter: The best way to have our buildings use less energy is to insulate them really well. But for a long time, I have also been writing about the problems of insulating with plastic foam, even writing that Polystyrene insulation doesn’t … Continue reading Lloyd Alter on some of the difficult tradeoffs inherent in green building

Ten Ways to Minimize Legal Pitfalls of Sustainable Design and Construction

Image via Wikipedia Sustainable Design and Construction raises unique legal issues for all parties who touch the project. It affects sureties, insurance companies, banks, owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, vendors, and their respective employees. Design professionals should work with the owner and contractor to develop sustainable goals that are attainable. Owners and banks … Continue reading Ten Ways to Minimize Legal Pitfalls of Sustainable Design and Construction