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New Urbanism Blog: 180 Urban Design and Architecture, which specializes in designing walkable communities, where residential, commercial and retail are more closely tied together, business is booming. Some of the interest is green related, while some is cities looking at ways to be more efficient with their resources, said Kevin Klinkenberg, a firm principal.
Part of the green growth, however, will hinge on collective thinking as to what constitutes "green." "There is no doubt that there is incredible market demand for green technologies and green buildings," says Brian Hendrickson, principal of 180Â° Urban Design in Kansas City, MO. "This demand will only increase, but those who demand green buildings will also continue to become more educated and savvy as to what is really green and what isn't. I think the idea of the lone green building standing alone, dissociated from an urban context and accessible only from the interstate is a dead end. Smart consumers already see the fallacy in that idea."
Listen to Brian Hendrickson, LEED AP, speak about LEED for Homes. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.