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Neighborhood Photo Project

Robert Pleau | Mountain View, Calif.

Neighborhood Photo Project Mar 20, 2012

The houses in the picture were built around 1971. They are modest and show that the area is affluent enough to be well maintained. The new housses going up are generally twice the size of the ’70’s houses. They will consume more energy rather than less. We think of Silicon Valley as an innovative place, but all the designs being built reflect a boom boom mentality with absolutely no consideration for solving the environmental and energy consumption imbalances we know exist.

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