It amazes me how some people have become so offended at the excesses of the
environmental movement that they respond to anything that uses the word
environment as if it were a tool of the devil himself. In a part of the country
where water issues have been the cause of debates, lawsuits, and even gunfights,
it is hard to imagine that in 50 years we will be lamenting the introduction of
dual flush toilets that are found in even in such bastions of environmental
liberality as Dubai and Saudi Arabia. My suspicion is that the damage done by
know causes such as "sick building syndrome" will be much higher in 50
years than that done by technologies used in LEED certified buildings.
Re: Say no... I contend that the driver for such "boutique
causes" would be the cavalier practices of the previous 50 years; hastily
designed projects based on planned obsolencesce using nonrenewable materials.Watch out, those low flow toilets will get you.
Good for them for working for the common good and not just building as fast and
cheaply as possible. Even if some things are shown in 50 years to be
detrimental at least they're trying to work with current accepted best
practices. Once in time lead paint was a good idea, look how that turned out...
It will be interesting to look back in 50 years and see how much of this
technology is genuine, how much is hype and how much is downright dangerous.There are unintended consequences from all boutique causes, especially when
endorsed by the politicians.
Dual flush toilets. Now thats a good idea. Glad they are making efforts to
conserve. Some might think the difference between faucets toilets etc might not
make a big difference but with a project this big that is a lot of water saved!