Feds Put Green Globes on Pedestal with LEED: The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has, for the first...

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has, for the first time, recommended two green building rating systems for the federal government's buildings. After almost two years of review, both LEED and Green Globes got the nod from the agency, which sent its recommendations to the Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday. (See Green Globes Tops LEED in Federal Review, but Barely .) ----- Advertising ----- Not a surprise The decision to put Green Globes on equal footing with LEED is in keeping with a February 2013 request for comments (see Federal Government May Abandon LEED Endorsement ), in which the agency indicated that both these rating systems aligned well (but neither aligned perfectly) with federal green building goals and suggested that each federal agency should choose its own preferred rating system. Today’s letter to DOE includes several other recommendations: •...

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