LEED Challenged By New Green Rating Systems

As New Yorkers prepare for city-mandated, publicly-accessible 'report cards' on their buildings' energy use, they're finding fault with the LEED rating system for its lack of attention to actual energy measurement.

While many recognize that LEED was groundbreaking, critics say that new measurement tools have superceded it. Theresa Agovino reports that "a growing number of engineers, architects and landlords" are pushing back on LEED:

"...critics argue that the rating is hollow without an energy measurement. They insist that such data prove that a building's ecological bells and whistles are succeeding in cutting consumption and costs-figures that are vital to owners and tenants, even those who aren't die-hard environmentalists."

Full Story: Gold standard for green buildings under fire

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