LEED certification

June 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
CBRE and Maastricht University 2015 edition of an index measuring the adoption of the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program and the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED standard.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 25, 2015, 10am PDT
The LEED green building rating system doesn't acknowledge lumber from the state of Georgia as sustainable, so one state lawmaker suggests throwing out LEED altogether. Critics call it throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
January 19, 2013, 5am PST
India’s foremost environmental think tank is touting a recently developed sustainable building certification program "Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment" (GRIHA) as more holistic than LEED. Could it also help enforce labor laws?
Green Futures Magazine
December 21, 2011, 10am PST
Governor Paul Lepage of Maine has banned the use of LEED certification in state buildings. Lloyd Alter at Treehugger says it's all about the timber industry.
June 6, 2011, 1pm PDT
Architect Michael Liu asks, "Is it appropriate for a private fee-generating nongovernmental organization to assume what amounts to a regulatory role in the building industry?"
March 17, 2010, 7am PDT
The public image of Pittsburgh is of a dirty, industrial city, but the city has been at the forefront of sustainability for some time.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Blog post
March 15, 2010, 9am PDT

Local governments are increasingly encouraging or even requiring LEED certification in new development, which is nice, but most continue to require generous minimum parking supply, which contradicts their goals.

Todd Litman