Hidden Risks of Green Buildings

Hidden Risks of Green Buildings

The roles of commissioning, new materials, increased ventilation, construction IAQ, and indoor chemicals and pollutants in the failure of LEED buildings.

In years past, the marketing claim that mattered most to consumers perhaps was “developed by NASA.” Today, it likely is “green” or any of its variations (“organically produced,” “earth-friendly,” etc.). Along those lines, the seal of approval that carries the most weight as far as buildings are concerned may be “LEED- (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-) certified.” But just as “developed by NASA” was no guarantee of success, “LEED-certified” provides no assurance of no prob

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