Commonsense Building Practices

The problem with common sense is that it isn’t common any more. What used to make sense in New England is applied to new homes or buildings in Florida. The reason we used to have “regional architecture” was that the climate was different in different regions. In Florida, we run our pipes on the outside of the buildings. Try doing that in Vermont! Even the bugs know the difference. What is inedible to a termite is a harvest supper for a northern bark beetle. We need to stop homogenizing everything and use the differences for the better. That’s common sense.

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