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

Local Companies

Dave Miller Construction
(716) 483-0750
221 Weeks St
Jamestown, NY
Glenwood Construction Company
(716) 488-8325
87 E Virginia Blvd
Jamestown, NY
Carlson Construction
(716) 664-3130
545 Smith Ave
Jamestown, NY
Micek Construction Company Inc.
(716) 661-3302
173 Fluvanna Ave
Jamestown, NY
Doyle Construction
(716) 665-2070

Jamestown, NY
Ludwig Builders Inc
(716) 665-6615
15 Cross St
Jamestown, NY
Anderson Ray V Contracting Services
(716) 484-3141
3697 N Main Street Ext
Jamestown, NY
Paige Development Corp
(716) 484-3500
775 Fairmount Ave
Jamestown, NY
Gollnick David P Contractor
(716) 483-0033

Jamestown, NY
Daniels Robert A Roofing
(716) 487-1888
114 E 2nd St
Jamestown, 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