Green And Quiet Downtown Greener Metropolitan Areas

You may not think of Dallas, Texas as a greener of the ctiresbthst cone to mind. Right?!  Yet this city has a lot of “greener pastures” than thought.

it turns out the “green” revolution has an especially large impact within the inner-cities of many large metropolitan areas: like Dallas. In these cities it’s obvious that both citizens and politicians have the same motivation to ease in new, greener initiatives.

It has taken a few years but greener building and development solutions are beginning to dominate in residential / green  architecture and corporate architectural too. Many new apartment complexes are designed with a greener mindset in mind. There are a few things that go into that.

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For one, greener energy solutions are considered which have more “green” implications. Water collection, solar energy, green building design and structure—these things all go into reducing the environmental impact of certain living complexes. One of the greenest strategies in this regard involves centralized amenities.

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Basically, a large carbon footprint results from vehicles that have to drive long distances regularly. When the length of travel a vehicle must go is reduced, so is the toxic fumes which that vehicle puts into the atmosphere. Accordingly, many new living complexes are designed such that those who live in them don’t need to travel much.

Certainly, individual occupations can be hard to control, but entertainment, nightlife, groceries, and other shopping can be consolidated based on the encouragement of certain businesses to install outlets near certain living facilities. When everything is at your fingertips, there’s just no need to drive all over town anymore.

You can find more here; according to the site: “Dallas has experienced an incredible apartment development boom over the past 5 years. When it comes to apartments, most research numbers include the entire DFW Metroplex.” The idea of these new apartments has a core prerogative aimed at meeting the tastes of greener minded residents.

Something else to consider as regards “green” living via apartment involves living habits. Diet and exercise are very important for an individual’s fullest healthy flourishment. As a result, many apartment complexes in Dallas have manicured landscapes that are designed for regular outdoor use. This gives residents natural,\ enjoyable exercise conducive to health in a green way.

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A Green Upward Spiral

The greener you live, the greener you can live, and this is known by many new developers. Beyond political considerations, going a more “naturalistic” route seems to be a great way to simplify life and increase health. For example, more “natural”, “green” foods are always better than processed foods full of hormones and chemicals.

More natural physical exercise that incorporates plenty of outdoor activity is usually going to make a person more naturally healthy and strong than working out on a treadmill in the basement will. Climbing, hiking, biking, running, various games like frisbee and golf—these all have a green element which is conducive to health.

Newer Dallas communities have begun to realize this, so planning today incorporates known beneficial greener practices as they relate to “green” living. Metropolises have their own “micro-climates” as well. Greener architecture and infrastructure can help to make those microclimates more tolerable.

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When you can reduce negative chemicals in the atmosphere and increase moisture in proper quantities through natural introduction of vegetation, then the climate gradually becomes more tolerable, until a desert area like Israel can be turned into the modern wonderland of agricultural production it is today. Texas is in a similar place, ecologically.

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New architectural breakthroughs are making it so better environmental conditions are starting to define the city and a movement toward green architecture. Living downtown in Dallas need not exclude you from having a “green” lifestyle today!

Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.