Differences Between Green Globes and LEED College Point 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 College Point may adopt either of these standards.

Local Companies

170 East End Ave Construction Llc
(212) 288-1114
534 E 88th St
New York, NY
ONLINE SEAMLESS GUTTER
973 997 03 41
53 BARKLEY AVE
CLIFTON, NJ
junk junkies, junk removal, nyc-stay clutter free, live green!
888-433-4133
229-19 merrick blvd suite345
jamaica, NY
Gotham Builders
800-444-4923
203- 20 Rocky Hill Road
Bayside, NY
Van Go General Contracting
(201) 387-9013
326 So. Washington Ave
Bergenfield, NJ
A Fg Construction Management Inc
(212) 897-2674
450 7th Ave
New York, NY
Crystal Glass & Mirror Corp.
718-234-1218
159 21st Street
Brooklyn, NY
Niwa International
917-929-5369
123-50 Lax Ave.
College Point, NY
Bolero Construction
(201) 795-3312
2780 John F Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
Uvs Construction
(718) 554-0426
Beach 74Th St
Arverne, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

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.

Click here to read full article from Pro Sales Magazine

Related Articles
- Green Products for the Home College Point NY
A line of bathroom furnishings made from sustainably grown bamboo and recycled concrete, the Katharos collection includes a vanity made from wall-suspended cabinetry available in two colors topped by a countertop that comes in three colors, two lengths, and three configurations of cabinet doors and drawers.
- How to Regreen a Home College Point NY
- Frugal House Framing College Point NY
- Green Building Products College Point NY
- Green Home Improvement Products College Point NY
- Green Products - Product Reviews College Point NY
- Environmentally Friendly Oils College Point NY
- Engineered Lumber College Point NY
- Green Product Reviews College Point NY
- Energy-Efficient Lighting Controls College Point NY
Related Local Event
Long Island Building & Facility Maintenance Show
Dates: 5/5/09 - 5/8/20
Location: David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex - Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
View Details