20 Jun '13, 7pm

LEED Earth: USGBC Offers Free LEED Certification in Countries without Certified Buildings...

However, while this program should boost the number of countries participating in LEED, I doubt it will have a large impact on the green building industry in those 112 countries. Though a new LEED certified project does create good PR for green building, I doubt that one LEED certified building will cause the program to suddenly sweep the nation. The barrier to green building in these places has not been that LEED certification is prohibitively expensive. Instead, many of the countries that are eligible for LEED Earth are third world countries or those with limited resources or poor economies. Even if green building does enter their radar screens, they may not have the skilled professionals, finances or resources to pursue it. Plus, the LEED reference guides are in English, and many of the countries that haven't participated aren't English-speaking. They may need outside h...

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