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AIA Associate, Oh Planning and Design

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What are the barriers to implementing sustainable design?

Sustainable design of all shapes, sizes, forms, and methods are amazing, and have pushed building and product design into new areas as we learn to lessen our impact on the environment. Even though we, as a people, have made great strides in accomplishing sustainability, such as LEED and Living Building Challenge designed structures, why hasn't it become more wide spread? What are the struggles for things like sustainable design, alternative energies, and other green ideas?

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    May 4 2013: Probably the biggest barrier is that O has been caught with his pants down too many times and so would be reluctant to squander more money on ideas that are not in the same zip code with the market place.

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