This guest post was written by Kevin Kaiser of, specializing in teaching consumers about surety bonds through the Surety Bond Education Center.  I do not represent Kevin or his company, nor do I sponsor any of their products.  Kevin has some great things to say about the surety’s perspective in green construction, which is particularly timely given the

When discussing the short and long term building performance of a green project, the issue generally comes down to the following question: Is there any identifiable or measurable gap between the predicted building performance (in the design and construction phases) and the actual bulding performance (during occupancy, operation and maintenance)?  This issue has been addressed in