Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Green building impact report

Source: GreenerBuildings.com
"In this report we attempt to answer whether commercial green buildings live up to their name — that is, that they are engendering demonstrable environmental improvement. Our findings are both encouraging and cautionary. Overall, we believe that LEED buildings are making a major impact in reducing the overall environmental footprint of individual structures. However, significant additional progress is possible and indeed necessary on both the individual building level and in terms of market penetration if LEED is to contribute in a meaningful way to reducing the environmental footprint of buildings in the U.S. and worldwide."