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

affoedable construction co.
716 884 0305
365 hoyt street
buffalo, NY
Titan Wrecking & Environmental, LLC
(716) 874-0001
262 Woodward Ave.
Kenmore, NY
Ryan Homes
(716) 674-4290
1026 Union Rd. #4
Buffalo, NY
Sotek Inc. / Belrix Ind., Inc.
(716) 821-5961
3590 Jeffrey Blvd.
Buffalo, NY
Krause & Gantzer, Surveyors
(716) 854-0019
Liberty Bldg., Ste. 1825
Buffalo, NY
Iroquois Bar Corp.
716-826-7814
155 Commerce Dr.
Lackawanna, NY
John Shaflucas Architects, P.C.
(716) 636-5000
1260 Sweet Home Rd.
Buffalo, NY
ARC Building & Construction Company
(716) 694-0928
396 Robinson St.
North Tonawanda, NY
DynaTech Control Solutions, Inc.
(716) 877-7180
15 Hazelwood Dr., Ste. 100
Amherst, NY
Julius Blum & Sons Builders, Inc.
(716) 741-9970
8570 Roll Rd.
Clarence Center, 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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