"Lately a new philosophy on green building has started to emerge, and it is one that many people recognize as practical, but not popular. It boils down to this: no new construction.
With housing starts in a slump, developable land getting scarce, and the whole country holding their breath to see just how high energy prices will rise, the deck is already stacked against new construction. ..."
Link: Andrew & Stacy: The Green Team -- The elephant in the unfinished basement (HGTVPro.com)