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#LEED becomes global green building standard:

#LEED becomes global green building standard:

LEED grew at a breakneck pace throughout the first decade of the 21st century. Staff and volunteers struggled to keep up with the demands that came with that success—including frequent requests from other countries for permission and support to create their own adaptation. A few of those adaptations happened in Canada, India and Italy, but making sure each one was consistent with LEED’s principles required a lot of time and attention, and other countries waited impatiently for their turn. Realizing that individual adaptions were quickly becoming unmanageable, in 2009 USGBC adopted a different approach to international use of LEED—one based on global consistency. While LEED emerged originally as a U.S.-based standard, the new approach re-envisions LEED as, first and foremost, a global standard. In LEED v4, most of the U.S.-centric biases are either eliminated or balanced wi...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95130-leed-one-global-stan...

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