Why was this happening? Were my jeggings too tight? This was not a small, catch yourself midway before a complete connection with the ground fall. It was a slamming my phone into the cement as my left hand hit first then skidded to a jarring halt on the cement type of fall.
I wondered if my phone’s manufacturer was using the Gorilla Glass I had heard about. Then I had an aha moment—durability—it is one of the tenets of green building.
The green products and materials that we use to build our homes have specific attributes that make them stand out above the others. Durability is at the top of that list.For example, a metal roof lasts for up to 50 years or longer, it is virtually maintenance free and is made from recycled materials. We may not fully appreciate the value of that roof until our neighbors start to make repairs or replace their roofs.
We may take for granted our metal roof’s performance until there is a big rainstorm or scarier yet, a hurricane. Nevertheless, durable green products stand up better to the wear and tear of everyday living as well as to Mother Nature. Just like the Gorilla Glass in my phone, durable green products don’t fall down on their job.