Friday, October 16, 2009

Like Least Fat American?

World's greenest skyscraper*, kinda like the world's greenest highway**?

*Being in NYC helps for transportation sustainability, the usual to and fro, but of course there is no mention of how far the material has traveled to build it, or the processes to make the steel and glass and the harvesting of the sources of those structural components. As we linked here before, many LEED buildings aren't nearly as "green" as we think they are. But, that isn't the point. It's an attractive, responsible building that fits in NYC. Does it need to be more than that or is this more marketing drivel run amok? What are our goals?

**First mistake, anything "green" is gonna have to be affordable and secondly, I recommend it doesn't involve cars or anything other leftover residue from the wreckage of the planned obsolescence economy.