Green certification is a way to gain third-party, independent, and international recognition that a project produces less waste, conserves water and energy, supports the health of its occupants, stamps a smaller carbon footprint, and is socially responsible.The risks of green building include:
The use of newer and untested building systems and products. Who is to say that a new product won’t be the next exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) nightmare?
The energy savings may incorporate more insulation and a tighter building, which may restrict air flow resulting in condensation and mold issues.
Living roofs with sod and plants may leak and the additional weight may place more stress on the building structure.
Owners or tenants may not see expected energy cost savings.