Green Globes Edges Out #LEED in Federal Review - Greensource Magazine: #li #fb

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. Slide Show For new construction, the ability of Green Globes and LEED projects to meet federal standards without extra effort is fairly well matched. ----- Advertising ----- The differences identified between the two systems are not marked, and the report acknowledges that apples-to-apples comparisons are difficult. The reviewers also claim the report “does not recommend a certification system,” but repercussions remain to be seen; a similar report from 2006 was used to justify GSA’s continued use of LEED...

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