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"Hitched: How we all work together", by #DASNY Director of Sustainability Programs, @greenerjsa!

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." —John Muir This Muir quote does a great job of defining sustainability, triple bottom line planning and just plain common sense. Additionally, as we are reminded in the book “This Spaceship Earth ,” we are "crew” on this planet, not just passengers who can sleep our way through the journey. "This Spaceship Earth" makes it clear that we are all hitched together—and not just to one another, but to the world we inhabit: the water, air, soil, flora and fauna, affecting planetary bodies beyond our thin, habitable layer as well. Buildings are like this. Take one element of a building, such as the type of window, and change the window’s functional attributes or performance ratings. That will affect view, solar heat gain, comfort of the occupants, sizing of HVAC systems, the code r...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hitched-how-we-all-work-tog...

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