"Don't Give Us Green Design Icing, Give Us the Cake"

Read the full post at Treehugger.

So said the Toronto School Board to Baird Sampson Neuert architects. Says Associate Seth Atkins- “They said, we don’t want things that read as green design but don’t have a big effect. We want less green roof and more in terms of high-efficiency boilers, heat recovery, and high-performance glazing.” The school is built to last 75 years, and the architects considered durability and longevity of systems to be critical to sustainability, so there is no acoustic tile or vinyl floors.

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