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

Local Companies

Kingsberry Construction
1(888)502-0014
Main St.
Buffalo, NY
Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects, LLC
(716) 885-0743
172 Allen St.
Buffalo, NY
R.M. Proy Contractors
(716) 833-4468
8174 Cole Rd.
Colden, NY
RMS Material Handling
(716) 689-8425
151 Presidents Walk
Buffalo, NY
General Welding & Fabricating, Inc.
(716) 652-0033
991 Maple Rd.
Elma, NY
Egleston General Construction
716-207-6977
36 Stone Hedge Dr.
Lancaster, NY
White Eagle Consulting
716-668-5860
4393 Clinton St
West Seneca, NY
Eugene R. Piotrowski, Builder-Developer, Inc.
(716) 675-6216
77 Hillview Terr.
West Seneca, NY
Delta Sales Associates
(716) 631-8103
8171 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
Natale Building Corp.
(716) 759-1788
9276 Main St., Ste. 3A
Clarence, 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 Building Products Lancaster NY
The manufacturer's latest toilet technology is Kohler's precision-engineered Class Six flushing. The unit optimizes the power of jet action to remove bulk waste with 100% of the flushing water being fed through the rim, blending bulk removal and bowl washing.
- Green Home Improvement Products Lancaster NY
- Green Products - Product Reviews Lancaster NY
- How to Regreen a Home Lancaster NY
- Engineered Lumber Lancaster NY
- Green Products for the Home Lancaster NY
- Energy-Efficient Lighting Controls Lancaster NY
- Green Product Reviews Lancaster NY
- Environmentally Friendly Oils Lancaster NY
- Frugal House Framing Lancaster NY