Comments on: Leading Cultural and Sustainable Building http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/leading-cultural-and-sustainable-building/ The EPA Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:52:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Patrick Tallarico http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/leading-cultural-and-sustainable-building/#comment-15079 Fri, 16 Oct 2009 15:20:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1052#comment-15079 Michelle, thanks for sharing this story! I supported EPA’s Indian Program for about 8 years and have been doing green building work for about 5 years, so it is great to hear how these two inherently connected worlds can come together in such practical ways. Green building in tribal communities is such a natural connection, and I hope that all tribes can access the resources to build green and incorporate their culture and history into the process. Although the USGBC doesn’t necessarily recognize a cultural connection in their current LEED Green Building Rating System, my hope is that it will as the rating system evolves. That way, architects and builders will have even more incentive to incorporate the values of the local population into their projects – inside and outside of Indian country. Congratulations to Paula on her award and to you for sharing the story.

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By: clarke http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/leading-cultural-and-sustainable-building/#comment-15078 Wed, 19 Aug 2009 03:45:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1052#comment-15078 Good article really I got some experience through your acme article…Nice to see a many solar manufacture companies arising day by day in order to make efforts in order to save our health from environmental pollution occurs in wasting many sorts of energies. And everyone must be keenly capitalized on how to use our electric energy in order to reduce bills and utilize the natural resource of solar power. Where I am owned two solar panels by using the ‘Earth4Energy’; which I am using it for my fridge and lights and fan in my house and I have built it own by using simple strides manual to build the solar panel, where I spent it just $100 to construct it. Now I manage to reduce my electricity bill up to 25%. And I am saving conventional electric energy.

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By: Voyage.Home.Loans.CA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/leading-cultural-and-sustainable-building/#comment-15077 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 21:27:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1052#comment-15077 Wow thanks for the informative post. Ever since working with my company we really strive to go green. It is always pleasant running across an article like this.

Omar Atebar

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/leading-cultural-and-sustainable-building/#comment-15076 Fri, 14 Aug 2009 15:14:48 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1052#comment-15076 Sustainable building for 7 billion people and counting? That’s rediculous. Stop the nonsense and tell the truth. Slowly shrinking planet Earth cannot support a relentlessly growing economy. Peacefully reduce the human population and recycle 100% of all waste and garbage, or suffer an ecocidal collapse.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/leading-cultural-and-sustainable-building/#comment-15075 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 23:42:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1052#comment-15075 This is really inspiring to read. Local cultural identity should be an important part of any building program, and it is great to know that a very environmentally sensitive building can be built and still incorporate local culture and history. Here in Mission Viejo, we have a native American and Spanish history that the City tries to include in all its buildings and has recentljy began allowing more environmentally sensitive infrastructure and material to be incorporated into existing and new buildings. I am in a 100 unit condo complex across from the Pacific Hills Planned Community in an area of open land that is like a park with Oso Creek running through it and with horse farms and small truck farms, its like living in the country. All the buildings are in Spanish style. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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