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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2009 edited
    Dear editor, i can only assume this slipped you by or other forces were at work, cos this article turned into a pile of utter self-righteous greenwash bullshit... and the final paragraph is certainly not worthy of print.

    i get bsd (www.bsdlive.co.uk) and theres a q&a article with a pr guy on greenwash - i'm driven to quote it
    how do you think greenwash is affecting the green agenda?
    i hate it when some over enthusiastic pr (journalist?) gets hold of something vaguely green and hypes it out of all proportion, without really understanding the issues or backing it up with credible evidence. It weakens the whole green agenda and we run the risk of compounding cynicism right across the board. It happens in the built environment too. Some client tacks on some wind turbines (wood insulation/ufh/pellet boiler) and the pr agency suddenly claims the buildings sustainable. Utterly pointless, and it discredits the whole small scale renewables industry. To those kinds of pr's i say sort your act out. Understand the detail, understand the real story behind it.

    the whole article is based on rhetoric.
    two elderly people living in a five bedroom house is not sustainable.
    energy consumption based on assumed and untested air tightness figures is irrelevant.
    what is green? what is it? this article sums it up... unspecific, untested, unproven, great strapline.
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2009
    on a positive note - how about taking all the rhetoric, breaking it down and addressing the fundamentals of each with some data, some analysis, some independent unbiased comment and opinion.
    an article in greenbuilding magazine shouldnt be a thinly veiled advertisement for the companies involved and namechecked throughout.
    Pretty harsh that Ali. But then I don't see anyone disagreeing with you.
    • CommentAuthormike7
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2009
    Posted By: Mike GeorgePretty harsh that Ali. But then I don't see anyone disagreeing with you.

    I also thought it harsh - but I'm rather on the fringe here. It brought to mind that wonderful bit in 'The Life of Brian' where the members of the Peoples Popular Front of Judea point to the sole member of the Popular Front of Judean People, or something like that.
    • CommentAuthorModerator
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2009
    Is this a story in the current issue Ali. Who is the author?

    Thanks for the feedback though.
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