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

Local Companies

Marchuska Brothers Construction Llc
(607) 786-3762
436 Airport Rd
Endicott, NY
Marchuska Brothers Constr
(607) 786-0064
311 Garfield Ave
Endicott, NY
Jr Fox Building & Design
(607) 757-2980
2320 Lewis St
Endicott, NY
Malarkey Building Remodeling
(607) 748-1722
709 Taft Ave
Endicott, NY
Southern Tier Home Builders & Remodelers Assoc
(607) 785-9285
2807 North St
Endicott, NY
KEE Fire & Safety Co. LLC
607-427-3473
P.O. Box 2703
Binghamton, NY
Kopcik Maintenance & Constr Inc
(607) 748-0227
3614 Hoover Ave
Endicott, NY
Schermerhorn Steps & Rails
(607) 785-5629
309 W Wendell St
Endicott, NY
Wolfe G K & Son
(607) 785-1387
2564 Bornt Hill Rd
Endicott, NY
Lynch Daniel J Inc
(607) 748-3342
3000 Wayne St
Endicott, 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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