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.
Green building standards can help building become more storm-resistant
Intl. Code Council and Modular Building Institute combine forces.
Pedestrian-friendly “Slow Streets” pilot starts on Earth Day 2019.
Transparent wood, self-cooling walls, bricks that filter air pollutants among the technological breakthroug...
Variations include laboratory test method for determining rate of air leakage.
Even if power goes green, transportation will still be a major emissions source.
Developer prompts new rules to use rainwater for heating and air conditioning.
Regulation would mandate signs warning that buildings could be unsafe during earthquakes.
State also repeals business furniture flammability standard.
Penalties total $2.7 million.
Atlantic City, Annapolis among communities affected.