I have a problem. My problem is green sprawl--green buildings in acres of impervious parking lot, located in far flung suburban locales. There have been two recent articles that exemplify this issue: PNC Bank is developing green bank branches http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20070815_GREEN_are_its_BRANCHES.html and Best Buy is developing green stores http://masshightech.bizjournals.com/masshightech/othercities/twincities/stories/2007/08/13/focus3.html?b=1186977600%5E1504926. Much though I appreciate the goal of building green, without a larger perspective on the context for the buildings, it is nothing more than greenwashing. A green big box store on a greenfield requiring miles of infrastructure is simply not sustainable. The USGBC is attempting to remedy this situation through its LEED for Neighborhood Development, but all LEED rating systems should incorporate prohibitions on developing in an unsustainable fashion. In addition, green building regulations from government entities must also incorporate context into their requirements.