GEORGE WASHINGTON, OUR FIRST GREEN HOME DESIGNER
He designed an unconventional green home in Mount Vernon that included, passive comfort measures and which he surrounded with a native garden that included many of the local tree species. He even introduced natural sections of his garden, a sustainable concept that is today key to eco-friendly home design.
If climate change predictions turn out to be correct and sea levels rise three feet by the end of the century, it will be disastrous for Florida, much of which lies at or around sea level.
The solution lies in rapidly moving away from energy generating technologies and consumption levels of the past and towards building technologies that consume less.
Reducing consumption by changing the way that we design, build and manage our buildings and homes, as George Washington did, is paramount.
The truth is that we now have all the knowhow necessary to avoid this disaster, right here in Florida. All that we need to do is to take aggressive action.
The above is discussed and confirmed in this excellent article that explains exactly how a culture of sustainable design as pioneered by George Washington, can solve the climate change problem and save Florida http://bit.ly/1fVJrxO
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Marius J Smook – Licensed Real Estate Eco-Broker, LEED AP for HOMES, Home Energy Rater.