01 Nov '13, 8pm

[Prod/Sustainablity] Feds Put Green Globes on Pedestal with LEED

It will stick with LEED, but the government’s second-largest building owner, the GSA, is recommending either LEED or Green Globes for federal agencies. By Paula Melton and Tristan Roberts The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has, for the first time, recommended two green building rating systems for federal government 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) today. (See “Green Globes Tops LEED in Federal Review, but Barely .”) 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 buildi...

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