Study Finds Green Buildings Are Safer
According to an article on greenbiz.com,
studies show that not only are green buildings healthier for occupants
to live and work in but greener construction can also advance building
This study outlines the fact that efficiency-focused features may help green buildings and their occupants ride out long-term climate shifts - such as droughts or heat waves - and can even give an edge in short-term disasters, by staying dry in floods and well sealed during high winds.
A crucial feature in any green construction project is flooring. Flooring plays a LEED role in four important areas; Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Materials and Resources (MR), Innovation and Design Process (IDP), and Regional Priority. These factors, coupled with a professional flooring installation by an INSTALL professional who understands the green building process, can add unlimited years to the resiliency of a green flooring project. To locate green flooring contractors in the Philadelphia area, go to www.installphilly.com
To read this study produced jointly by the U.S. Green Building Council and the University of Michigan and this article in its entirety, click here.