Green building standards can help building become more storm-resistant

March 19, 2014

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.




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