By Greg Hasiuk, MAA, SAA, MRAIC, LEED®AP
Partner, Number TEN Architectural Group

Sustainable design is much more than LEED, or any other rating system for that matter.  True sustainable design is also about creating things that are valuable, enduring and cherished.  For anyone who finances, designs or constructs sustainable buildings (or other products like toasters for that matter), creating real value is the key.

Things of real value are re-furbished, passed-on and maintained.   Things that are valued are usually not misused, discarded or uncared for.  Sustainable design is about creating things that add value to our environment, on a macro and micro scale.  Sustainable architecture should not only create buildings that are valuable to individuals, but also help create cultural and economic structures that are self sustaining and contributors to society.


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