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International Builders' show house: big but green

There are 8 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 20, 2008, titled International Builders' show house: big but green. In it, Newsday reports that:

Like many of its predecessors, the New American Home 2008 is big on luxury, big on space, big on, well, everything.

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Greenwood, ME

#1 Feb 20, 2008
Wouldn't it be nice if they made a "green" house that we could all afford? Preaching to us to save the environment, recycle, "go green". Sure, it's a great idea if you're a millionaire. What a world we live in.

Bethesda, MD

#2 Feb 21, 2008
I want to go Blue.
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#3 Feb 21, 2008
The display panels exhibited by the maker of machines to produce steel framing were 20 feet high and covered with photo reproductions of Tree Leaves, at the International Builders Show. Like the huge, and therefore not a GREEN home, mentioned in this article many company's like this steel stud machine maker, are hoping to claim a "GREEN" label for all kinds of products and technologies that are an Environmental Nightmare, like Poly-Viyl Chloride Plants and the Products they produce.

In case you don't know, steel studs don't grow on trees and have none of the "GREEN" benefits of Forest Products that actually do. Wood is Carbon Neutral, Steel only wishes it were. In the future living in a house covered with VINYL siding will mark you as not giving a krap about the environment. But the magazine and on line ads for Vinyl are now being created with green colored backgrounds, black would be more accurate.


#4 Feb 21, 2008 foot. How can any house that large possibly be "green"? On a recent visit to Florida, I saw in a local magazine a spread on a new home congratulating the owners and buiders for a job well done keeping everything "green". This house was over 15,000 sq. feet. I'm so sick of hearing how the rich are doing their part to leave a smaller carbon foot print. This whole idea is beyond absurd.
style police

Rohnert Park, CA

#5 Feb 21, 2008
that is the worst showing of overdone junk I've ever witnessed!
Wendy the Water Woman

United States

#6 Feb 26, 2008
"Another plus, Panza says, is the water-treatment system of the in-ground pool and spa. The system uses sea salt to create chlorine gas that is soluble in water. It's a greener, cleaner way to sanitize pools, and, Panza says, and it means storing fewer harmful chemicals on site."

This is NOT a green alternative for pools - perhaps a bit greener that a regular Chlorine pool - but with disadvantages. There have been issues with salt deterioration of all pool equipment, ladders, anything metal in the pool, as well as deterioration of decorative stonework, coping and cement. And with salt, you have 1/3 to 1/6 the regular amount of chlorine in your pool - but you still have chlorine, not to mention all the other chemicals you put in to keep the pool "balanced". Who wants to jump in that chemical soup? All you have to do is a quick google search for "chlorine pool health issues" to get a real idea of how harmful all those chemicals are.
Try a truly chlorine-free and salt-free pool with ECOsmarte. THAT's the green choice.
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#7 Feb 26, 2008
I imagine the plastic grocery bag manufacturers will begin coloring them green from now on, so people don't switch over to paper grocery bags which are brown in color, and truly "GREEN" products, unlike plastic.
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#8 Feb 26, 2008
The color of the paper bags mentioned in the previous post and asterisked to oblivion by the forum morons was B R O wn, sorry if that is offensive to anyone.

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