02 Mar '12, 9pm

Are Green Buildings Also Safer Buildings?

Are Green Buildings Also Safer Buildings?

Everyone knows that green buildings use less energy to operate. And studies show they’re healthier for occupants, which makes for happier residents and more productive workers. But safer and more durable? Seems so. A study released this week suggests that greener construction can advance building resiliency . To me, this link seems intuitive: green buildings are generally designed and built more carefully, with better materials and tighter finishes. It turns out that efficiency-focused features may also help green buildings and their occupants ride out long-term climate shifts -- such as droughts or heat waves – and even give an edge in short-term disasters, by staying dry in floods and well sealed during high winds. The report, produced jointly by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, o...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/03/02/green-buildings-c...

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