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Let's stop calling the new headquarters for Apple, Facebook and Google "Green": Look at the parking ratios

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It all becomes clear when you look at the parking data; you cannot call a building green when there are 10,500 parking spaces.

Parking hasn't been banished, just very expensively and elaborately greenwrapped and greenwashed. The parking ratios tell the true story: It's just another gas-guzzling suburban office park.

It started a real debate in comments, 72 of them going hammer and tong.

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