LEED Seeks to Beef Up Its Credentials
By Colin Miner on September 4, 2009
For some architects and designers, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED program — a green building certification issued by the United States Green Building Council — has always had shortcomings.
LEED supporters concede that point — though they suggest that the program is a work in progress. “There’s a big distinction between LEED certification and energy conservation,” said Mary Ann Lazarus, the director of sustainable design for HOK, a global architectural firm. “LEED is an evolving process in which energy conservation is beginning to play a greater role.”
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