21 Apr '12, 1pm

Leed is Broken

"If the label or imprimatur is LEED's value, it makes sense for the USGBC to nit pick applications, since each new certification, in a sense, deflates the value of those coming before. But the best labeling programs see themselves as change agents. Looking ahead, will anyone give a fig about, say, the 3,228th building to receive LEED certification? Sooner or later, this won't even merit press attention. LEED's overarching goal should be to transform the entire market, not certify or label individual buildings. Think of the label as a means to an end, not the end itself."

Full article: http://www.igreenbuild.com/cd_1706.aspx

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