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A building must be durable. When Europeans discuss an "older home," they are referring to a home which is 300-500 years old. In many areas of Dallas-Fort Worth, a home will not endure 30 or 40 years without falling into extreme disrepair.
Other builders, developers, and potential home owners, happily tear down a home only 50-60 years of age, i.e. Highland Park or Lakewood area of Dallas, rather than renovate an existing home.
Another segment of sustainability is the environmental impact of buildings.
Source: Levin, H. (1997) Systematic Evaluation and Assessment of Building Environmental Performance (SEABEP), paper for presentation to "Buildings and Environment", Paris, 9-12 June, 1997.
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