Green LEED-ership: City Creek project earns awards for environmental friendliness

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  • Ricardo Carvalho Provo, UT
    Feb. 18, 2011 5:04 a.m.

    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.

  • Murray Dad Murray, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    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.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 12:44 p.m.

    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...

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 8:37 a.m.

    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.

  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 12:04 a.m.

    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!