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Green Building and Capitalism are Not Mutually Exclusive

Published: Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Green Building and Capitalism are not mutually exclusive. One can build environmentally responsible and sustainable homes and buildings and still make a profit.

There are plenty of ways that a builder can make money while still being ecologically responsible with sustainable products. is dedicated to this quest.  As The Green Building Capitalist website continues to grow, it will include products that are both sustainable and profitable as well as reviews contributed by editors and visitors. Several world renown experts have also volunteered to write about sustainability and the environment

One of the major purposes of the site is to call for one uniform set of green building standards that can be used countrywide and globally to agree on what should constitute a Green Building. Currently, there are so many different standards and definitions of being green that I can’t keep up and it’s a wonder that anyone can. This leads to chaos in the category since no one can agree on exactly what should be included. I guess this should not surprise me since we have a government that couldn’t agree on anything either and look what happened to our credit rating. We used to be the standard to which all other monetary units were measured. Not any more.

When it comes to Green Building Standards, we don’t have to worry about a Triple A credit rating. The truth of the matter is that as much trouble as the rest of the planet may be in, our wasteful technology in the US has put us on a road to ruin way before the rest of the planet. It is our responsibility to reverse this trend and stop wasting and polluting resources and save the planet so that our children and grand children will have a hospitable place to live.

We all know that our resources are finite. Every first grader is taught that in school. My contention is that we continue to use natural resources like they are infinite.

If you have something to say, The Green Building Capitalist is your forum. Agree, disagree, it really doesn’t matter as long as you have an opinion. We can’t wait for the politicians to do their job, so it is up to us to do it for them.

This is our planet. Hopefully this site will inspire and motivate people into conversation and action.


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