New Construction Pollutes!

This blog post was in Boing Boing on Monday:

bricks pollute

If each brick releases 1.4 pounds of carbon when it’s made, and Philadelphia is a city made of bricks, how many pounds of carbon were released to make the average Philadelphia row house?

A typical Philly row house is 16 feet wide and about 35 feet deep. Our “test” row house is 3 stories tall.

Whoever comes up with the right answer by June 1, 2010 will win an Official Myers Constructs Inc. Staffer T shirt.

Remember, renovating an existing row house vs. building a new one will save “X” tons of carbon! It’s GREEN to renovate.

New construction pollutes!