There’s a new kid on the green construction standard block. The Green Globes rating system is being touted as a less-expensive method of rating the sustainability of construction projects. Until recently, LEED was the leading certification program that offered ratings for green architectural design and development, construction and maintenance. Now, LEED is facing competition from Portland, Oregon-based Green Globes, causing controversy and competition throughout the green building industry.
Differences & Similarities
Both LEED and the Green Globes provide national/state/local certification for sustainable building projects; however, there are quite a few ways in which these two systems differ.
- LEED is based on a system of 110 points whereas the Green Globes utilizes a 1,000 point system. Each requires a minimum of points in order to be certified. [Read more…] about LEED vs. Green Globes: The Battle for Sustainable Building Supremacy