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New DOE rules say #GreenGlobes doesn't cut it for Feds @bglive #leed #mustreport

New DOE rules say #GreenGlobes doesn't cut it for Feds @bglive #leed #mustreport

LEED Ahead of Green Globes on Meeting New DOE Standards The feds have marked performance verification as a requirement for green rating systems used by the federal government. By Paula Melton Energy and water performance verification must be part of all green building rating systems used by federal agencies starting in November, says DOE. This smart meter monitors energy use at a U.S. Navy conference center. Photo: U.S. Navy After years of work—and controversy—the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a final rule clarifying which green building rating systems federal agencies may use. DOE only names criteria, not specific rating systems, but based on these criteria—including one for performance verification—LEED comes out ahead of Green Globes, which does not currently make the cut. Cutting the ANSIan knot DOE begins by clarifying that federal agencies are not requ...

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