Friday, February 13, 2009

More Signs of Green Building Moving Mainstream

Even in the economic downturn, continued momentum in the green building movement on several fronts indicates more mainstream demand.

In today's WSJ Developments blog, I wrote about the opening of the new Green Depot store in Manhattan. I visited the store prior to its opening; its like a 3,500 eco-Home Depot boutique, complete with a no-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint bar where you can get any color mixed, refillable non-toxic cleaning solution soda fountain station, organic children's bedding and all sorts of green, non-toxic building materials -- insulation, flooring, cabinets -- under one roof.

In the post, you'll find links to other sites really reaching for the consumer as opposed to the builder.