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

Local Companies

Tmg Llc
(518) 743-9300
50 Dix Ave
Glens Falls, NY
Webster Management Associates
(518) 745-1100
131 River
Glens Falls, NY
Rousseau Construction
(518) 745-1555

Glens Falls, NY
Sheehan J E Constr Corp
(315) 265-8427
208 Sissonville Rd
Potsdam, NY
Grenadier Constr Corp
(315) 788-0612
18535 US Route 11
Watertown, NY
Higgs & Crayford Inc
(518) 745-1100
131 River
Glens Falls, NY
Terre Majestic Inc
(518) 745-5421
7 Birdsall Rd
Glens Falls, NY
Figgs David N Contractor
(518) 743-9391
12 Geer St
Glens Falls, NY
Davinci Construction Inc
(516) 785-5170
2316 Sycamore Ave
Wantagh, NY
Buildings Controls Service
(716) 664-7755

Jamestown, 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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