26 Dec '13, 6pm

Is Effective Governance Still Possible? How #LEED is maintaining its authority and influence in the market-for now.

We often talk about LEED from a technical standpoint, but how is it actually impacting the market and individuals’ lives more broadly? Is LEED actually governing the building industry? If so, on whose authority? LEED as a rating system sets policy, develops incentives, invites feedback before rolling out new standards and occasionally upsets folks in the process. It sounds a lot like a government entity, but of course, it’s not. That fact might be why LEED has been so effective in transforming the built environment during the past decade. It is widely known that our traditional public institutions are fumbling and stumbling their way into the 21st century. Whether you think the government should be big or small, it matters greatly that what it does is value-adding and effective to those who depend on it. Many would argue that the government is neither of those things. In s...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95366-is-effective-governa...

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