Blinded by the (Green) Light: The Rise of Environmentalism and a New Vocabulary--Four Perspectives

September 2008
Real Estate Issues;2008, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p73
Trade Publication
The United States Green Building Council's LEED® Rating System has become the benchmark for sustainable design. Its widespread acceptance and adoption as a regulatory and programmatic requirement in local, state and federal developments focuses attention on the importance of green design. But, it also generates questions as to how to measure such certifications. The new LEED-ND standard is a move in this direction. Finally, as the LEED system is becoming a requirement of governments, the careful use of LEED certification in the marketing of projects seeking or receiving LEED certification must be assured.


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