1/11/2010

The Problem With LEED Ratings

they emphasize fancy features over simple proven design practices for real sustainability [via Project For Public Spaces]

2 comments:

  1. I agree with what he says about perhaps the highest level of certification should be reserved for projects that hit all the aspects of making a sustainable built environment, but from everything we talk about at work, energy use in the building is such a HUGE part of environmental impact associated not only with the built environment, but with total national energy consumption, that investing a presumably fixed amount of money in making a building tight and energy-efficient has a much greater (positive) environmental effect than investing that same amount of money in siting, materials, etc. (with the local environmental issues in mind).

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  2. One of my bosses in fact argues that they should have given Energy&Atmosphere even *more* of the points than it got under the 2009 rating system.

    -SS

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