What Going Green Really Means

Going Green... Environmentally friendly buildings are becoming more and more popular in Amarillo.

Among the most recent built locally are the Ware Tower at BSA hospital, Amarillo Town Club and several AISD schools. One architect thinks many more builders would go green if they didn't have the wrong impression of what it means to be environmentally friendly.

Barry Taylor says "People hear going green and they think they have to be a tree hugger. That's not true at all. It simply means taking what you have and using it more efficiently." AISD is embracing that concept and incorporating green items into recent school additions.

AISD Communications Director Holly Shelton they are all "little projects that you probably won't see walking through... Recycled carpet here and there, new lightbulbs in many places... All energy efficient products."