Is LEED Broken?

The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program is rapidly becoming the dominant system for certifying buildings as eco-friendly.
October 27, 2005, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"LEED is a design process that should, in theory, produce buildings that conserve resources, reduce operating costs and pollution, help address global warming, improve marketability and durability, preserve the ozone layer, protect occupant health, and improve worker productivity. When the program was launched, the hope was that it would transform the design and construction of commercial buildings.

"But LEED's early bloom is fading. Green building has a robust future, but this certification system may not. LEED is broken."

Thanks to Andy Slabaugh

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Published on Thursday, October 27, 2005 in Grist Magazine
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