why design matters
the most fundamental requirements
of sustainable design
are often the most overlooked.
it is paramount that design and
construction be timeless,
adaptable and highly durable.
without aesthetic and functional longevity
in the finished product, all the green
materials in the world will not matter ~
they too will wind up on the scrap heap
long before they've expired.
therefore, sustainable design is, first
and foremost, simply good design.
~ Gregg Brazel