In the April issue of Sustainable Industries, April Streeter gives an interesting update one the Huangbaiyu eco-village project green building guru William McDonough has been involved with. Sounds like things are tougher than expected. Instead of being a demonstration model for sustainable growth ready to be replicated throughout the country, Huangbaiyu appears to be a village in limbo. It appears that none of the villagers have been willing to trade in their homes for the new eco-village homes -- despite lots of amenities, including rooftop solar PV, radiant floors, and heating from a biomass gasification plant. Shannon May, a UC …
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