Green Homes going Mainstream

According to CNN, green building is near a overused cliche "tipping point" although their idea of green is the typical out-in-the-country big house and is primarily concerned with saving money on fuel. "The necessity for more energy-efficiency is driving the trend," says Matt Belcher, who runs Belcher Homes in St. Louis and who chaired the Green Home Building Conference. "Consumers are looking for energy savings." The article points out that there is more to green than just saving green- water conservation, material usage, and being healthy also come into play. Now if only they started thinking about planning and density as part of the equation we might have something. ::CNN