Texas Architect Designs 'Green' Buildings Houses and buildings should be designed with the location and climate in mind in order to be sustainable, says an expert on designing "green" buildings.

Texas Architect Designs 'Green' Buildings

Texas Architect Designs 'Green' Buildings

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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.

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