Apparently, Expensive, Large, And Waging War Is Not “Green”

Treehugger brings Da Funny, with a post entitled What Can This 300 Year Old French Fortress Tell Us About Green Architecture?

These days it seems that every new building is being billed as green: LEED certifications and new technologies that limit the environmental impact of lighting, water use, heating and air conditioning abound. But on a trip last weekend to Besançon, in eastern France, I visited a building that isn’t LEED certified or equipped with any fancy technology, but that nonetheless showcases important principles of green architecture. The building: the Citadel of Besançon. The architect: Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban. The client: King Louis XIV of France.

So, what can it tell us? Well, that they didn’t have flush toilets, central AC and heat, sinks, usable plumbing. Of course, they are made to last, but, we’ll ignore that whole “clear cutting large tracts of land” thing, um kay? Here’s the kicker

Of course, there are points that make the Citadel not-so-green. It was an incredibly expensive and large structure whose purpose was to wage war and extend the domination of Louis XIV. But despite that, and despite its lack of a LEED certification and 21st century technology, the Citadel today reminds us that green design is ultimately about smart design that stands the test of time.

Seems as if they are mixing their liberal fantasies up, eh? So, when ELF is getting violent, apparently that is not green. I’d think the greenie weenie climate alarmists would welcome war, since war reduces the Earth’s population, something the eco-nuts think is ggggggreat! Furthermore, if we want to talk expensive, how about all those new hybrids and electric cars? The Chevy Volt will be about $41,000 for a micro-mobile. And the Ground Zero mosque will be big, and not made to last. Yet, the eco-wackos support the mosque, sorry, “cultural center”.

But, hey, they really do want us to live like it is 1599.

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6 Responses to “Apparently, Expensive, Large, And Waging War Is Not “Green””

  1. captainfish says:

    Quote:
    “Often, buildings that are called green are actually just stupid. The greenest brick, Lloyd reminds us, is the one that’s already in the wall. It’s also the one that stays in the wall, and doesn’t end up in a pile of rubble.”

    OMG. Seriously? Stretching it a tad, are we? How can a brick already be in the wall? So, the building is “green” only because it is already built? Now, that’s SMART thinking for ya!!

    Quote:
    Green architecture works with the landscape: The geography of Besançon made the city an important military position

    Ummmm…. no, that was a military decision for defense sakes. YOU’RE AN IDIOT!!!

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    Green architecture is built to last: The age of the Citadel says it all. You don’t build a complex of walls 15 feet thick and 60 feet high expecting it to fall apart

    Again, you’re an idiot. It was built to last because its a military base designed to stand up against a military campaign of cannons and boulder attacks. If they didn’t build it to last, IT WOULDN”T LAST!!!! ugh. idiots!!

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    Green architecture uses local materials:

    Yeah, that’s called …. NECESSITY!!

    OMG, shoot me!!!

  2. Yeah, that article really had stupid written on it from start to finish. Notice that the alarmists don’t actually live like that themselves. They must have their ac and heat. Especially heat, considering how this winter is going. Would be fun to live in a stone castle in the middle of winter with no central ac, eh? You’d have to ……burn trees, which releases CO2…..wait, that castle caused globull warming!!!!!

  3. 1389AD says:

    This is what our supposed betters have in mind for US:

    A Glimpse of Our Pre-Industrial Past

  4. John Ryan says:

    Teach the Chevy Volt is not a micro mobile. It is built on the same platform as the Cruze and Saab 0-5. The Mosque will be funded by the Saudis who are one of the few countries who continue to deny climate change. The Chevy Volt is considered a COMPACT in the same class as a Honda Civic or BMW 3 Series. The Mosque will receive more financing from people who drive and fuel SUVs than by people who drive Volts.

  5. captainfish says:

    My head hurts to much now to even try and decipher that nonsense.

  6. Nona Mills says:

    Teach the Chevy Volt is not a micro mobile. It is built on the same platform as the Cruze and Saab 0-5. The Mosque will be funded by the Saudis who are one of the few countries who continue to deny climate change. The Chevy Volt is considered a COMPACT in the same class as a Honda Civic or BMW 3 Series. The Mosque will receive more financing from people who drive and fuel SUVs than by people who drive Volts.

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