Monday, December 21, 2009

LEED-certified buildings performing only 5 percent better than their non-LEED counterparts

LEED-certified buildings are clean, innovative, and environmentally friendly. But why are they wasting so much energy?


When an Illinois study looked at cases where engineers had taken the time to labor over sophisticated energy models, it found that 75 percent of those buildings fell short of expectations.


Atlantic Magazine points out that LEED-EB (for existing buildings) is addressing some of the issues:


Rick Fedrezzi, the founder and president of the U.S. Green Building Council.  Mr. Fredrizzi’s  recent appearance at the Clinton School can be seen here:


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