D Magazine has just unveiled their special Green Issue at a celebratory reception at Barney’s. Just five years ago, green architecture suggested hay bail and subterranean houses. Now, appreciation for green architecture is sweeping the country.
Even the National Center for Policy Analysis, a free market think tank published an article recently, showing how energy usage could be curtailed (Electricity Deregulation: Taking the Next Step: http://ncpa.org/pub/ba/ba592/ ). The article references studies that showed not only did electricity costs go down 20% with smart metering, but electricity usage went down on average 40% when smart meters, smart thermostats, and smart appliances reacted to real time pricing.
The D Magazine special issue highlighted a green house designed by architect Gary Olp that would great modern architecture and design without the green emphasis. Corporations, the city and the community are all embracing this movement towards preserving our resources and aesthetically improving our environment.