30 Oct '12, 3pm

@USATODAY Story on LEED was Frank but Misleading - Read the response by @BobBerkebile or @USGBC

After an hour with Tom Frank I knew that his Special Report in USA Today last week would probably not be consistent with my view of the US Green Building Council’s LEED rating system and its impact on the performance of buildings and developments in North America and worldwide. What I didn’t know was that even though we didn’t discuss it, he would argue many of the points I had argued early in the creation of the LEED system: it doesn’t do enough to require energy efficiency and high performance design, and it’s possible to game the system. He also seems concerned that LEED was created by people within the industry who stand to benefit from the use of the system. I lost the argument that architects, scientists and environmentalists should create a more comprehensive, high performance system--for good reason. The genius of the LEED system is that it was created by a diverse...

Full article: http://www.bnim.com/blog-entry/usa-today-story-leed-was-f...

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