Green design is not just something you do because it’s hip or the ‘in thing to do’. It’s something we do because it’s the right thing to do. All good architects have always incorporated certain green design principals into design, like using materials efficiently, siting the home correctly, and providing appropriate shading and day lighting. Today there are many more things to be concerned about like the embedded energy in a product. It’s much more complicated today because there is a lot more information to sort through. And there is a lot more hype too, so it’s important to wade through the hype to get to the facts. To learn more about green design visit seattle architects.