What Are the Disadvantages of the Green Revolution?

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The "Green Revolution" benefits the environment in many ways, but it puts constraints on homeowners and businesses in design, management and use of buildings and properties. The Home Expert Network states that In particular, the costs and complexity of creating green-friendly buildings and processes impede ideal functionality in some cases.

The direct costs involved to go green mean a homeowner or business operator pays more to help the environment. Green consumer products purchased for home consumption are often more expensive than traditional counterparts. Green materials and supplies used in manufacturing and production are also more expensive in many cases.

According to Elle Decor, Lori Dennis, an Los Angeles-based interior designer, list complexity as another drawback. Dennis says that It is sometimes more difficult to source eco-friendly products than it is more conventional materials. This burden leads to slower-paced building designs and development. It can also contribute to delays in order fulfillment for companies that work to meet green standards.

Whether real or perceived, some people do not associate green-living with quality or luxury. A typical homeowner often thinks that he must accept a lower-quality item in exchange for helping the environment. In some cases, green products do not perform up to the same standards as less environmentally-friendly options. This point is especially true in industries where companies have struggled to find plentiful green options.