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Report: DCís green-approved buildings using more energy
daily caller ^ | 3-4-14 | Sarah Hurtubise

Posted on 03/04/2014 12:18:49 PM PST by TurboZamboni

Washington, D.C. may have the highest number of certified green buildings in the country, but research by Environmental Policy Alliance suggests it might not be doing much good.The free-market group analyzed the first round of energy usage data released by city officials Friday and found that large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didn’t receive this green stamp of approval.LEED is the brainchild of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private environmental group.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; algore; boondoggle; building; climate; construction; cooling; corruption; dc; energy; environutters; fraud; green; greenscam; leed; manbearpig; spending; warming; waste
Look for the union manbearpig label.
1 posted on 03/04/2014 12:18:49 PM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

install more windmills at every side of the buildings then...


2 posted on 03/04/2014 12:20:03 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: cripplecreek

Ping.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 12:24:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: max americana

That would make it look like a giant drone


4 posted on 03/04/2014 12:24:51 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom¬Ö I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: TurboZamboni

Ha ha ha! Stupid greenie weenies!

Obama tells us to turn OUR thermostats down in the frosty cold winter but he keeps the White House and his party tent heated up to 75 or 80F

Obama and the Ukranian president are so much alike.

Tax the people half to death and spend all the money on yourself. Elite rulers do that


5 posted on 03/04/2014 12:25:16 PM PST by buffyt (The only person who is safe in a gun free area is THE MANIAC WITH A GUN!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Only an 0bama voter would be surprised by this outcome.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 12:28:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: buffyt
My house is heated with propane. Sunday morning the tank gauge reported less than 5% remaining. Temp was set to 55 degrees until the truck came late yesterday.
7 posted on 03/04/2014 12:29:05 PM PST by garyb
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To: TurboZamboni
Too funny

We got a BIG grant for one of those enviro friendly roof gardens. Except the roof they got if for can't bear the load. Wait till they find out none of the roofs will bear the load cuz they were all designed for the same NYS criteria.

I think it was KKKKK that put in a pool and forgot to calc the weight of the water. I think they wound up using it for a chem bath....about 3 inches of solution.

Ah...and these are the brainy folks.

8 posted on 03/04/2014 12:34:55 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: TurboZamboni

Why on earth would anybody in their right mind be surprised at this??

The entire “Green” thing is a fraud and a joke. It has been since the beginning. These people might as well announce how much they “care” as well. Total bullsh*t.

I make it a point to avoid any company that touts “being “green” as it’s primary objective, goal or benefit and encourage others to do the same as well.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 12:37:25 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Buahahahahahahaha turn out the lights and pull up your pants damn treehuggers


10 posted on 03/04/2014 12:40:18 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: max americana

I’m an architects. It’s common to hear statements like, “these windmills won’t really produce enough energy to justify their cost, but they create a sustainable aesthetic.” It’s said without the slightest hint of irony.

This is building is certified LEED platinum which is the highest rating given by the USGBC
http://www.archdaily.com/40471/the-cooper-union-for-the-advancement-of-science-and-art-morphosis-architects/

The skin is created by perforated metal on a steel superstructure and is completely aesthetic. It’s not a cladding. The building is essentially a glass box with the skin stuck on the outside. So a building is that used massive raw materials, produced pollution, used energy to produce and ship a metal skin that’s 100% aesthetic is considered “green”. Ok, it shades the glass, but is overkill for that purpose.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 12:44:54 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Sacajaweau

When the roof caves in, all those killed can be martyrs for Gaia.

They get 72 pairs of hemp Birkenstocks to wear in the afterlife.


12 posted on 03/04/2014 12:45:28 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: demshateGod

There a local woman here who gets a lot of local press for her “green” column she writes for the paper.
Basically it’s a way to pimp her “LEED certification” design business. All of which the editors apparently love.
She gets more free press than your average local Minnesota democrat.

I think she gets paid according to how many times “sustainable” appears in her column.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 12:56:55 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: max americana
On April 22,1990, hundreds of thousands of people gathered for Earth Day in NYC’s Central park to express support for envirnonemtnal programs. When it was all over
fifty park sanitation worked picked up an estimated 1,543 tons of litter. I'm betting most of them who are still around still are voting Democrat and support crap like this.
14 posted on 03/04/2014 2:59:19 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Those buildings will be greener in the Summer, they have no air conditioning.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 6:24:03 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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