There’s a YouTube channel with four videos of William McDonough’s “Deep Dive” at West Coast Green 2010.  All of them are worth watching, but I thought it would be worthwhile to share the one about NASA’s innovative Sustainability Base in Silicon Valley.

McDonough explains that when you have a positive-energy building, you’re “making renewable energy for the planet, and you’re paying back the energy it took to make the building, and the world gets better because you’re here, not worse!

Now that’s an interesting phrase, “better because you’re here.” Isn’t that what we’re after? Imagine that you — your home, footprint, and existence — make the world better because you’re here. That’s something we should aspire to, I believe.

Noticed: The Cradle to Cradle Portal.