Some buildings that get LEED certification don't live up to green promises

Aug. 31, 2009
U.S. Green Building Council takes steps to monitor energy use after certification is granted

From The New York Times: Builders covet LEED certification as a way to gain tax credits, attract tenants, charge premium rents and project an image of environmental responsibility. But the gap between design and construction, which LEED certifies, and how some buildings actually perform has led the program to announce that it would begin collecting information about energy use from all the buildings it certifies.

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