Differences Between Green Globes and LEED East Amherst 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 East Amherst may adopt either of these standards.

Local Companies

Rayford Enterprises, Inc.
(716) 854-3331
281 Exchange St.
Buffalo, NY
Ferguson Electric Construction Co., Inc.
(716) 852-2010
333 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY
Federal Building Co., Inc.
(716) 885-5400
298 Ashland Ave.
Buffalo, NY
Manitoba Corporation
(716) 685-7000
122 Central Ave.
Lancaster, NY
R J S Machine Works, Inc.
(716) 826-1778
1611 Electric Ave.
Lackawanna, NY
White Eagle Consulting
716-668-5860
4393 Clinton St
West Seneca, NY
Ciminelli Development Company, Inc.
(716) 631-8000
Centerpointe Corporate Park
Williamsville, NY
Wittburn Enterprises, Inc.
(716) 856-6610
36 Cypress Street
Buffalo, NY
Geiger Bros. Construction
(716) 837-7848
33 Claremont Ave.
Buffalo, NY
Lockport Energy Associates, L.P.
(716) 439-1004
5087 Junction Rd.
Lockport, 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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