Green buildings and historic preservation

Well, today I got all excited. From one of my news searching systems I got this: “The Green Building Council chair made a presentation on the Green Building Program that focuses on the areas of sustainable site development, improving of indoor air quality, water management, energy management, solid waste management, green materials and to promote heritage conservation.”

“Hooray”, I thought, “Those green building people finally get it.”Alas, once again I was wrong. Well, not wrong, the green building people DO get it…but those are the green building people in the Philippines. That quotation came from a press release from the Philippine Department of Energy.

So the third world gets the connection. It would be nice if the EPA and the US Green Building Council would catch up with the developing world one of these days.