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December 20th, 2011, 12:25 PM
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For purposes of patting oneself on the back for doing a good thing for the environment, do you consider this mansion "green" and eco-friendly, or does its size alone veto a green label no matter how many solar panels they slap onto it?
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December 20th, 2011, 12:39 PM
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It may be green on the outside with its water recovery system and solar power, but it is not anymore green on the inside than a normal house. First of all, they can use all the energy saving lights they want, but lights for a house that big, enery for a wine cellar, and an elevator are going to cancel out the energy saved from their special bulbs.
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It may be green on the outside with it's water recovery system and solar power, but it is not anymore green on the inside than a normal house. First of all, they can use all the energy saving lights they want, but lights for a house that big, enery for a wine cellar, and an elevator are going to cancel out the energy saved from their special bulbs.
ditto.

I do give them some credit for at least doing something. It's not perfect, but I do think every little bit will help.
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Yeah, I can't say that's green to the max. It's green, but not for that size. Now seeing that just reminds me that I should have been a gold digger.
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December 21st, 2011, 05:22 PM
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Not unless they used renewable building materials throughout the entire house. Sure, it's greener than it would have been otherwise but I wouldn't call it green.
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How can you even enjoy a house that big?! Thats like living inside a massive mall.
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Seems a shame to conserve just so you can waste, but it also seems to be a growing trend.
I would only consider it green if the efforts made weren't countered by all the extra junk(I find unnecessary). The size alone doesn't really matter, imo. I think it would be possible to have a building/home that size that's still green.
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How can you even enjoy a house that big?! Thats like living inside a massive mall.

I could so enjoy it.
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December 22nd, 2011, 08:30 AM
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No, its not green. Its wasteful.
Team Beth. I would not enjoy anything so large.
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I couldn't! I'd spend all day looking for my kids!
Oh and spending 15 minutes hunting for a bathroom with toilet paper in it because the last person in the first five you find didn't replace the roll... that'd suck too.
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If I could afford that house my kids would each have a personal nanny to keep track of them for me while I soak in a bubble bath being fanned by David Beckham.
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I could enjoy a house that size as long as I didn't have to clean it. Of course, if I could afford a house that size, I could also afford a cleaning staff.
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Seems a shame to conserve just so you can waste, butit also seems to be a growing trend.
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I would only consider it green if the efforts made weren't countered by allthe extra junk(I find unnecessary). The size alone doesn't really matter, imo.I think it would be possible to have a building/home that size that's stillgreen.


I generally agree. I think a largebuilding *can* be green - but it can be “green” AND unnecessarily wasteful.Let's say you built it yourself out of reused sneakers & newspaper orsomething. Let's say you use low watt bulbs & use brown water for plants,etc. Fine. But if you have to run a 220v vacuum every day through what amountsto a small shopping center - then that is wasteful for the number of occupants.It all depends on the overall end resultto me. If you are going to build a monstrositywould I rather than you use some energy efficiency & use materials withless impact? Of course. Do I think you are green simply because YOU say so? No.
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Better than the other mansions out there, and he's doing a little bit. Its better than nothing.

Although I don't see why anyone would need a house so huge. Maybe a family like the Duggars but for a couple? Ridiculous.
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Better than the other mansions out there, and he's doing a little bit. Its better than nothing.

Although I don't see why anyone would need a house so huge. Maybe a family like the Duggars but for a couple? Ridiculous.
No, its not "better than nothing". Its all a big show for the media.
No one needs a house that large. They want it. And I am not saying they shouldn't have one. If they have the money and that's how they want to spend it, go for it. I just don't see how being wasteful qualifies anyone as green. Even if they did use some "green" materials.
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No, its not "better than nothing". Its all a big show for the media.
No one needs a house that large. They want it. And I am not saying they shouldn't have one. If they have the money and that's how they want to spend it, go for it. I just don't see how being wasteful qualifies anyone as green. Even if they did use some "green" materials.
I feel the same way....ok you want to live in a mansion the size of a hotel, it's a free country they can do it (and at least they're helping the economy employing workers to build it). But I'm not going to applaud you for being green or eco-friendly when the house is ultimately a massive overuse of resources for a single family.
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No, its not "better than nothing". Its all a big show for the media.
No one needs a house that large. They want it. And I am not saying they shouldn't have one. If they have the money and that's how they want to spend it, go for it. I just don't see how being wasteful qualifies anyone as green. Even if they did use some "green" materials.
No one needs a house that large, but that's what people tend to do when they have alot of money.
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