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Clearly as a society we have a responsibility to continue to design and construct buildings better, faster, and for less money. Nothing has changed since the dawn of man with respect to the ‘faster and for less money’ portion of that sentence, as ultimately a sufficient gain must be realized by those who create and operate a building.
The ‘better’ part of that is still evolving. No longer is building quality evaluated by simple cost/benefit analyses, with costs limited to financial terms, and benefits viewed only as aesthetics and functionality. A building must now be designed, redesigned or repurposed from the inside out; beginning with a knowledge of the life flows within, then wrapping materials and systems around those that minimize cost, increase speed, and facilitate life.
Building technology has progressed significantly over the last decade, encouraged by the critical need to build, rebuild, and operate efficiently. As methods and materials have gotten faster and stronger, we now need fewer materials generally, and we should be striving for less. Frugality is key, because we simply don’t need to utilize more than what we need.
It’s advancing at warp speed now, with the tipping point occurring when Hurricane Katrina punished us all for our transgressions of the past, illustrating in ferocious human and property costs what happens when we rape the planet of its ability to sustain itself, literally changing its climate. We’ve got no choice now but to respond, as the earth is demanding it, and the clients we’re designing and constructing for are expecting it, in response to these clearly shifting winds of change.
Selecting and installing healthy, efficient building materials and systems is now paramount in importance. As we’ve gotten smarter with respect to the exposure to bad air, bad liquids and bad solids relative to their impact on the human condition, the job description for the professional now includes a line-item for ‘health maintenance’, as we hold in our hands the selection process that ultimately results in people touching and ingesting the fruits of our selections, be they good or bad. It is incumbent upon all of us to make sure they’re, at a minimum, good.
But it is energy that will continue to make the world's people and their mechanizations move, converting potential to kinetics, and depleting the planet's resources as they progress. TheEnernet is committed to assisting those same people learn and utilize what the sciences now know, and will continue to develop not just here in Michigan and around the Great Lakes, but across the globe.
TheEnernet.com serves as the epicenter for energy and natural resource awareness, knowledge and strategy development, and the platform by which these opportunities will continue to be pursued. As its developer, we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the public good, and we fully expect to - through our network of readers, contributors and affiliates – continue to play a part in, and have an impact on, the restoration to the damage already done.