The U.S. Green Building Council’s building rating system remains a common benchmark for the building industry, and it has decent brand recognition. But it’s largely by default. The certifications are losing cachet among just about every constituency it needs to endure.
uilding codes, believe it or not, are more nimble and effective.
Infighting and industry attacks have delayed LEED’s 2012 version, long planned for debut at the Greenbuild expo in San Francisco last week.
Fear of a green planet
Architects mainly cling to LEED out of fear. Every year, fewer building owners and construction companies indicate they’ll use LEED: 61% in 2008, 53% in 2010, and a minority 48% this year, according to a survey by Turner Construction released last week.
Via Digital Sustainability