25 Dec '13, 5pm

What Green Building Word Would You Retire After 2013? - EcoBuilding Pulse

It's that time of year when your inboxes and Facebook and Twitter feeds fill up with retrospective "best of the year" lists. But let's try something different! Inspired by a recently Yahoo! Finance piece on 15 words and phrases that should be retired in 2013 , we want to know: what are the green building or sustainable design-related words that you think should go away after Dec. 31? Which industry terms have outlived their usefulness or lost their charm due to overuse? One example: "green." Has this word lost its meaning? A green building should just be called a building, says Dennis Creech, co-founder and executive director of Southface in Atlanta and the 2013 recipient of the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. Would you ditch it? If so, what would you use in its place?

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/green-building/what-green...

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