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“there is no separation between sustainability and design excellence”

From some comments on what underlies sustainable design by William Leddy, FAIA. Although he does not mention them by name, Leddy puts into perspective our arguably exaggerated emphasis on green certification programs such as LEED and Passive House:

“‘Green’ design is ‘good’ design…Sustainable design isn’t just about engineering and building codes. It isn’t just about a menu of strategies and building performance metrics. It’s definitely much more than simply ‘checking the boxes.’ It’s fundamentally about design innovation.”

read the full article in the AIA online journal here