A Green Roof Doesn't Make This New Development Green A Green Roof Doesn't Make This New Development Green
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A Green Roof Doesn't Make This New Development Green

by Adele Peters

April 27, 2013


Inside the development, it's strictly shopping and recreation: essentially a giant mall, albeit a very pretty one. Though the designers wanted to create a dense, city-like area, there's no housing anywhere. With no housing, it guarantees that people have to travel from elsewhere, and the whole thing will have to shut down at night. Besides the extra energy used in transportation, the development includes a golf course and ski resort, both energy hogs themselves. 

It looks green, but it's not quite. 

Images courtesy of BIG 

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A Green Roof Doesn't Make This New Development Green