ticipants – including subcontractors and consultants – and build a team with the requisite green design and construction experience. (This may not always be the lowest bidder.) But project participants may also want to avoid representing them- selves as “green experts” as doing so could inadvertently increase standards of care and in turn impact insurability (as most insurers will not cover a heightened standard of care). In other words, the standard of care should be consistent with prevailing industry standards and those responsible for maintaining that standard must also be prepared to address continuously evolving green standards. Even with the right team in place it’s important to rec- ognize that the contracting parties cannot make “green guarantees” in part because it’s impossible to control third parties. Consequently many sustainable project contracts are made to perform to green certi- fication i.e., without warranting that certification will be met. Delays are an inherent risk in any type of project and can occur due to the unavailability of required products or because the work takes longer than anticipated. Risks also arise from green product failures or from implementing products not yet tested or insufficiently tested. Such delays can result in not meeting substantial completion or certifica- tion, or in the owner not obtaining the desired tax credits. Therefore, BUSINESS FEATURE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– QQ Step Soft™ Products A recycled rubber flooring underlayment for sound isolation in ceiling/floor assemblies KeedeRoll™ Products Providing you the Newest Technology, Entangled Net Uncoupling Mats Flooring Experts since 1951 www.floorprep.com 800 | 227 | 3434 info@dependable.us 64 TileLetter | August 2018