Going Green

Going Green
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Thursday September 1, 2016

Going green is growing trend, as many business owners strive to lower their energy costs while maintaining an environmentally-friendly building. In addition, an increasing number of federal, state and municipal mandates are requiring green building for new residential and commercial construction.

You should be aware of the risks associated with green building, to protect yourself from costly lawsuits and liability exposure.


As a design professional, you need to understand LEED certification, which measures performance in six areas:

  • Sustainable sites
  • Water efficiency
  • Energy and atmosphere
  • Materials and resources
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Innovation and design process

One of the biggest questions architects and engineers ask is why the risks of green building are so much higher than regular construction. The answer is because of the LEED certification process and higher demands for return on investment…

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