Texas Architect Designs 'Green' Buildings

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/10258229/10258231" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Reducing consumption is the key principle to remember when designing sustainable architecture, says architect Peter Pfeiffer of Barley & Pfeiffer Architects in Austin, Texas.

Pfeiffer says reducting consumption of materials, water and energy are the most important elements. Energy consumption is most important because it has an impact on air pollution and global security.

According to Pfeiffer, a house or building should be designed to respond to the location's particular site and climate.

Pfeiffer talks to Alex Cohen about designing "green" buildings.

Related NPR Stories

Web Resources



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from