I am hearing a lot about great sustainable buildings, however in 99% of all cases the articles fail to deliver some hard fact, ie numbers. What is sustainable about them, what is their water use, energy use. What materials have they used? What great features were put in. What sets it apart really?
A nice summary of our sustainability status can be found in the build magazine. I would generally agree with the article. While we have an abundance of materials, knowledge and tools, we still struggle to deliver.