Green building standards can help building become more storm-resistant
Structures built to green standards have added resilience to destructive storms because green buildings are often constructed with stronger, more sustainable materials than traditional buildings. Some LEED-certified roofs, for instance, use highly reflective, energy efficient materials such as steel or aluminum on at least 75% of the roof’s surface. These materials are some of the strongest, most durable, and fire-resistant materials available. Roofs such as these can be more expensive, but they are made to withstand hurricane level winds and don’t need to be replaced as soon.