Thorpe, Kimberly
September 2011
Mother Jones;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p16
The article discusses debate over LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, an accolade designed to encourage greenhouse gas mitigation through sustainable building design. Energy consultant Henry Gifford filed a lawsuit against LEED, insisting that LEED certified buildings are in fact less energy efficient, that LEED promotes expensive but ineffectual solutions, and that the United States Green Building Council that developed the standard violated antitrust laws.


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