Hidden Risks of Green Buildings

Odom, J. David; Scott, Richard; Dubose, George H.
October 2008
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Oct2008, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p36
The article focuses on the role of several factors including commissioning, new materials, and increased air ventilation in the moisture-related failure of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The design review is only intended to determine if the building can be commissioned and does not show any moisture and mold problems. New materials sometimes create problems due to the unfamiliar results with its interaction to adjacent components.


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