Get Passive, Go Green

June 23, 2010
June 2010 Vol. 8 Issue 6

Get Passive, Go Green

We need a new lens. Although technology is an important part of green building, we can’t look blindly to it for every solution. People need to be brought back into the equation to fix the problems we’ve created instead of looking to new technology to free us. In terms of buildings, a less-automated scenario that incorporates passive strategies and activates people can provide a boost to human health, social engagement, and the environment. Passive solutions are low-energy solutions. Indigenous architecture and historic buildings offer great lessons on sustainable strategies that we can integrate into new construction, but there are many things you can do in an existing facility too.

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