28 Mar '12, 6am

[Prod/Sustainablity] Worker Safety on LEED Projects Questioned

What's Happening from Environmental Building News Worker Safety on LEED Projects Questioned By Tristan Roberts Special training and safety precautions were implemented for a green building project that incorporated a 900,000-gallon thermal energy storage tank. A new study out of the University of Colorado–Boulder suggests that LEED buildings are more likely to place construction workers in danger than are their conventional counterparts. While the results of the new study, to be published in April 2012 in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , are getting a skeptical view among the LEED community, the authors insist that the effect of design choices on the safety of construction workers should be a stronger consideration for architects. The study, “Identification of Safety Risks for High Performance Sustainable Construction Projects ,” doesn’t show that L...

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Worker Safety on LEED Projects Questioned

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