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What is “Green”?
April 6, 2009, 12:19 am
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green3During a recent renovation project on our Baltimore rowhome, it became quite apparent that my version of “green” and that of our professed green builder were very different.  This is unfortunately not uncommon and, as green construction and home renovation projects expand, the confusion over what “green building” means is causing problems.  In a recent article for The Daily Record, Caryn Tamber writes, “The growing green building movement may bear unintended fruit: legal trouble”.

According to the article, the construction industry has yet to define green building and no one has been designated to ensure the final product.  As a result, green construction standards can vary greatly from one builder to the next and efficiency promises and product warranties may be broken.  Tamber states, “Lawyers are telling their clients to avoid legal action by not making too many promises about the green value of projects.”  But high expectations may be a good thing.  Lisa London of Edifice, a Baltimore General Contractor and Construction Management firm with a focus on sustainable practices says, “that green buildings will be better than the non-green structures that came before.”

For the full article from The Daily Record, CLICK HERE.

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