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Posted by  Harry Pasternak on August 21, 2003 at 07:47:38:

In Reply to:  Re: ArchWeek - Structural Aluminum posted by Dana (again) on August 21, 2003 at 07:19:19:

Aluminum is probably the least "Green" building material in existence on this planet - with an extreme high level of "Embodied Energy". At the same time aluminum extraction and processing produces a toxic environment for people living near the processing plants - which of course are "Third World" countries - exploitation.

Erskine defines architect as a person who loves people - how can a person love people as they destroy local economies while at the same time pollute thier environment?

 
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