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  1. The Lowdown on LEED 2012

    March 8, 2012 | 0 comments

    With the changes LEED 2012 brings to the table for its projected November launch, the rating system wants to show how certified buildings actually save energy and water.

    Much has changed in the industry since LEED was first created in 2000. Some professionals now believe that points can be achieved too easily (and aren’t always representative of actual performance). For example, by installing a bike rack, a building with inefficient lighting and an outdated boiler can still earn points. And a lack of post-LEED-certification reporting requirements means there aren’t penalties for neglecting to use newly installed systems to achieve efficiency. (more…)