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(The Daily Caller)   News: DC has perhaps nation's largest number of "green energy buildings." Fark: they use more energy than buildings which did NOT get certification   (dailycaller.com) divider line 58
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2014-03-04 01:02:38 PM

morlinge: A good sentiment. I'm assuming that is directed at the Daily Caller, telling them to verify before posting such a poorly tested observation? And not to the people who know what daily caller is and know that it is a usless collection of partisan hacks.


Should the devil himself were to appear and make statements; would it be wise to discard it?

Is the measure of any story its source, or its contents?

That's all. Now over to the NYT to see if Krugman has anything interesting to say... ;-)
 
2014-03-04 01:29:51 PM

Destructor: Should the devil himself were to appear and make statements; would it be wise to discard it?


If the article is about a quote by the devil no.

If the devil says 8 out of 10 people love being stabbed with a fork, then I'm going to need to see his data before I post it. Then again I'm not a partisan hack like those and the daily caller.
 
2014-03-04 01:29:54 PM
It's well known here that I'm not a liberal cheese eating surrender monkey type.  None of the hippie Save the Earth bullshiat is going on here.

That said, LEED is a fantastic program.  Why?  As a capitalist pig I'll for saving money on overhead.  As an architect I take pride in saving my clients money over the lifecycle of the building.  Cutting operations costs for the structure means they can spend more money on raping your pocketbook as hard as possible.  

A big part of LEED is to use locally or regionally sourced products.  That means if I do a project in Texas, it is encouraged to keep the money out of the hands of the liberal weenies in California.  I'll spend my client's money where it belongs, in Real America.

All absurdity aside, all that LEED does is let us prolong the existence of natural resources for longer allowing business to gouge you for longer.  If that means using good design well then that just makes my job that much more valuable.  Screw the earth, this is about my paycheck today and tomorrow.
 
2014-03-04 01:39:01 PM
One of my projects just moved into green datacenter space. I was talking to the manger of the space, and he was telling me that the green space could actually support twice the device density of normally provisioned datacenter space. The green tech made HVAC and UPS provisioning significantly more capable and/or scalable apparently. It's just one example, but the same space could consume a lot more power because it's supporting more equipment per square foot.
 
2014-03-04 02:47:49 PM

hackalope: One of my projects just moved into green datacenter space. I was talking to the manger of the space, and he was telling me that the green space could actually support twice the device density of normally provisioned datacenter space. The green tech made HVAC and UPS provisioning significantly more capable and/or scalable apparently. It's just one example, but the same space could consume a lot more power because it's supporting more equipment per square foot.


You mean efficiency scales with the density of use? That if I can support twice the output on the same draw and do so, I draw the same as the person doing half the work?

OH MY GOD
 
2014-03-04 04:40:56 PM
If you are building a new building, it makes a ton of sense, from a sheer financial standpoint, to make it as green as possible (assuming the time to get a return on the energy savings on the extra costs to do so is reasonable).  Plus, you get a lot of bonus good PR from bragging about it.  And, yeah, the enviroment gets saved as well, yatta yatta.  Win win all around.
 
2014-03-04 04:54:09 PM

Destructor: Should the devil himself were to appear and make statements; would it be wise to discard it?

Is the measure of any story its source, or its contents?


That depends on, you know,w hat the devil is saying.

Refusing to take the devil's word at face value: LIBERAL CONSPIRACY, apparently...
 
2014-03-04 09:06:31 PM
When we renovated our small office building in 2007, we went with some of the most efficient systems and methods available. It reduced our building's EUI from ~86 kbtu sq.ft. to an EUI of 18, making it one of the most efficient offices in the USA. The basic return on investment in 12 years.

I really wish as a nation, we'd put a larger emphasis on efficiency.
 
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