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

Local Companies

Moseley Constr
(607) 272-2048
361 Snyder Hill Rd
Ithaca, NY
Strawbridge & Jahn
(607) 272-5923
312 4th St
Ithaca, NY
Cardamone Carol
(607) 739-1317
165 Reach Run
Ithaca, NY
Black Diamond Constr Inc
(607) 257-3485
179 Graham Rd
Ithaca, NY
Kasonic Builders
(607) 273-1184
900 Taber St
Ithaca, NY
Airtight Spray Foam
607-387-5688
50 South Street
Trumansburg, NY
Hovanec S A Inc
(607) 539-7407
2027 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY
Mc Pherson Builders Inc
(607) 273-2373
710 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY
Cosentini Construction Inc
(607) 277-2700
527 N Aurora St
Ithaca, NY
Sunny Brook Builders
(607) 539-6286
2147 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY

Provided By:

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.

Click here to read full article from Pro Sales Magazine

Related Articles
- Green Products for the Home Ithaca NY
A line of bathroom furnishings made from sustainably grown bamboo and recycled concrete, the Katharos collection includes a vanity made from wall-suspended cabinetry available in two colors topped by a countertop that comes in three colors, two lengths, and three configurations of cabinet doors and drawers.
- Green Products - Product Reviews Ithaca NY
- Engineered Lumber Ithaca NY
- Energy-Efficient Lighting Controls Ithaca NY
- Environmentally Friendly Oils Ithaca NY
- Green Home Improvement Products Ithaca NY
- Green Building Products Ithaca NY
- Green Product Reviews Ithaca NY
- Frugal House Framing Ithaca NY
- How to Regreen a Home Ithaca NY