Maintenance is minimal for a Monolithic Dome. David South addressed this issue when talking about building Monolithic Dome stadiums: "Energy and Maintenance costs for a Monolithic Dome are generally 50% less than other conventional structures. We have found that energy savings amortized over 20 years often pay for the cost of the facility. Because the stadium is enclosed and out of the weather, maintenance on the field, track, bleachers, concession stands, bathrooms and locker rooms is greatly reduced. The dome itself is a virtually maintenance-free structure. Over the years it will need to be washed, and perhaps painted, but the building is permanent. It won't rot or slowly fall apart like many traditional facilities."
Building a Monolithic Dome is an investment in our future. Permanent structures with low maintenance will reduce the need for new construction. The enormous energy savings and more efficient use of materials can help reduce the impact we have on the environment. And, we agree with the USGBC: "Making your home a greener place is a commitment -- to yourself, your family, your community and the world."