New study suggesting LEED bldgs are more dangerous for workers is getting a skeptical view among the LEED community

New study suggesting LEED bldgs are more dangerous for workers is getting a skeptical view among the LEED community

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. Photo courtesy Sellen Sustainability Special training and safety precautions were implemented for a green building project that incorporated a 900,000-gallon thermal energy storage tank. ----- Advertising ----- The study, “Identification of Safety Risks for High Performance Sustainable Construction Projects,” doesn’t show that LEED construction sites are less safe. Nor does a 200...

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