Differences Between Green Globes and LEED Canandaigua NY

Both standards cover similar grounds, such as site sustainability, energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficiency, and indoor environmental quality. They have four possible levels of certification, require third-party certification, and have a minimum amount of points that builders must attain in each section. Different builders in Canandaigua may adopt either of these standards.

Local Companies

J Albert Co
(585) 394-3000
3135 Freshour Rd
Canandaigua, NY
Ketmar Development Corp
(585) 394-7480
5409 Seneca Point Rd
Canandaigua, NY
McKenna Construction Tim
(585) 394-2380
33 Green St
Canandaigua, NY
Jc Gerstner Construction Co
(585) 394-3830
51 Leicester St
Canandaigua, NY
Ryan Homes of New York An Nvr Company
(585) 398-0230
1804 Saddle Horn Dr
Canandaigua, NY
DJM Equipment
585-223-4056
7216 Palmyra Road
Fairport, NY
Ryan Homes of New York An Nvr Company
(585) 398-0230
1804 Saddle Horn Dr
Canandaigua, NY
Bero Construction Corp
(585) 396-1311
4281 State Route 364
Canandaigua, NY
Yautzy & Sawyer Builders Inc
(585) 394-2126
4255 State Route 21
Canandaigua, NY
Red Wing Constr
(585) 393-0110
4662 W Lake Rd
Canandaigua, NY

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By Victoria Markovitz

The famous Coke vs. Pepsi debate can compare to the competition between green building standards. Most standards are made of the same basic ingredients, but they are battling it out to become the preferred product.

While the Coke vs. Pepsi race remains close in the United States, there seems to be a clear leader in commercial green building programs. And some obvious characteristics do set the systems apart. But, like Coke and Pepsi, many people are still unsure as to which system is better.

Run by the U.S. Green Building Council, 31 states recognize the LEED green building standard, and 1,212 commercial new construction projects have been certified under that system. Green Globes, run by the Green Building Initiative, is recognized in 18 states, and only 15 buildings have gained certification.

The systems, however, are more similar than they are different.

Both standards cover similar grounds, such as site sustainability, energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficiency, and indoor environmental quality. They have four possible levels of certification, require third-party certification, and have a minimum amount of points that builders must attain in each section.

But there are differences. One issue holds particular importance with dealers: forest certification systems. Green Globes awards points for a variety of certification systems, including the American Tree Farm System, the Forest Stewardship Council, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and other programs that the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification recognizes. LEED only recognizes FSC-certified wood, but the USGBC is working to include other certifications.

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