30 May '12, 2pm

Green Globes Tops LEED in Federal Review, But Barely - via @sharethis

What's Happening from Environmental Building News Green Globes Tops LEED in Federal Review, But Barely By Paula Melton For new construction, the ability of Green Globes and LEED projects to meet federal standards without extra effort is fairly well matched. UPDATE: This article has been updated to incorporate comments from GSA, including opportunities for public comments that will influence the outcome of the review process. After almost a decade of requiring LEED certification for all federal building projects, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is suggesting in a new report that the Green Globes rating system aligns slightly better than LEED with federal requirements for new construction, while LEED remains the most compatible green building rating system for existing buildings. The differences identified between the two systems are not marked, and the report...

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