The industry is becoming one of the leaders in producing and implementing sustainable building metrics by promoting the use of renewables, Green Building, Lean Building and LEED Construction. The newly introduced changes present challenges to sustainable construction and has led to more companies and stakeholders promoting integration of all construction phases. This study was conducted to quantify the impact on defective construction procedures and methods on sustainable construction projects' recurring facility maintenance costs. The research data was collected from public school facilities constructed under a sustainable construction program. These projects have been completed in the past 10 years and with occurrences of construction defect claims. The results of this study will be in the interest in project owners and stakeholders with a focus on lowering facilities maintenance costs on sustainable facilities.
International Journal of Facility Management