Oh, really? That's just one bit of foolishness skewered by Murrye Bernard in 10 Myths About Green Remodeling. Green remodeling is burdened with plenty of political baggage, and for no good reason. The sooner we eliminate the idea that green remodeling is meant for only one set of people, the sooner we will all be better off.
Libertarians Take Note...
Not interested in green remodeling's social benefits? That's fine. Green remodeling is one-size-fits-all. Even the most tin-foil-hat-wearing, black-helicopter-fearing types on their "compounds" will simply adore the cost-saving benefits of green remodeling.
Left, right, middle...or somewhere out in space--whatever your political leaning, green remodeling is politically neutral.
LEED for All! All for LEED!
Another weird myth is that the green certification program, LEED, will now be imposed on every single aspect of remodeling. Want to paint your kitchen a different color? Sorry, bucko. You'll have to hire an LEED consultant, sit before the LEED Board of Approval, and wait nine months for a yea or nay.
Wrong again. LEED is a voluntary program. In fact, as Ms. Bernard notes, "only new homes or those undergoing very extensive renovations are eligible."
The most common misconception is that green remodeling is expensive. Sure, maybe back in 1995. But this is today, and things have changed. Green remodeling is the standard in many aspects of home building and renovation.