A new debate is a brewing in green-building circles as architects, engineers and designers consider what it means to incorporate intelligent-building elements into sustainable, “green” structures.
Since taking off in the early 2000s, the green building movement has made great progress. By 2013, LEED-registered projects are forecasted to make up 20 to 25 percent of all new building projects in the United States. And momentum is also building in existing facilities, where green retrofits are expected to comprise 30 percent of all commercial projects by 2014.
But these projects can and should be greener. What the worl needs is better integration between the green , sustainable and intelligent schools of thought to move sustainable buildings to the next level.