Holding Onto That LEED Certification Just Got Tougher

Posted by Expert Gadget Reviewer on Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Tenants moving into a LEED Certified building assume that they are doing their part for the environment by moving into a building that has been certified to consume less energy and leave a reduced carbon footprint.

2100 Franklin Street, Oakland Ca. Certified LEED CS Gold

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the organization in charge of awarding LEED Certification, wants to make sure this expectation is met, and is in the process of implementing a system to monitor on-going energy and material consumption as a requirement to maintain LEED Certification.

According to the USGBC press release, The Building Performance Initiative will "develop a comprehensive data collection and analysis methodology - based on all buildings that have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification - that will be shared with LEED building owners and project teams to close performance prediction gaps."

To see the USGBC press release click (HERE), or to read an article on this subject from the New York Times click (HERE).