A survey of 329 utility company executives, managers and engineers found that most of them were skeptical of climate change, uncertain about the future, and in favor of nuclear energy. It’s not surprising that 70% of the utility industry leaders oppose the climate bill passed in the House, and more than 75% think there’s a future for coal-fired power plants. Nor is it surprising that 52% say the U.S. can’t affort to cap greenhouse emissions, and 44% don’t believe global warming is caused by humans. What is surprising is that only 7 % don’t believe that the planet is getting warmer.
Architecture in recent years has been trying to combat the negative effects of construction on the atmosphere by leaning towards using more sustainable building and construction materials. Building high performance houses are one way that architects have been creating new buildings to reduce the energy used which is