Energy Star, LEED, and Commercial Buildings

D'Antonio, Peter C.
May 2004
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;May2004, Vol. 76 Issue 5, pEGB2
Provides information on two initiatives of the U.S. government targeting energy use and promoting energy efficiency. Background on Energy Star introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Objective of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system; Difference between Energy Star and LEED; Integrated approach to improving energy performance in existing buildings recommended by the Energy Star Buildings Manual; Goals and benefits of the whole-building approach of LEED. INSETS: Site and Source Energy;An Approach to Green-Building Design.


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