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

Local Companies

R A Furstoss Contracting
(607) 739-8140
213 Scenic Dr
Horseheads, NY
Drake Construction
(607) 739-9897
157 Beers Hill Rd
Horseheads, NY
Bachert Benedict & Martin Contracting Inc
(607) 739-0534
21 Thomas Rd
Horseheads, NY
Land Construction
(607) 739-7849
195 Sawdey Rd
Horseheads, NY
Shawn Construction Inc
(718) 854-3084
699 E 5th St
Brooklyn, NY
Cystal Valley Excavation/Mulch/Gravel
607-765-8124
20 River Road
Corning, NY
Belosky Construction Inc
(607) 739-1561
205 Lincoln Rd
Horseheads, NY
Spotts Builders Llc
(607) 733-2100
3080 Lake Rd
Horseheads, NY
Roy Builders Inc
(607) 795-1234
2458 Johnson Rd
Horseheads, NY
Lane Construction
(607) 796-4900
4115 State Route 17
Horseheads, 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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