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

Local Companies

Timberlin Construction Corp
(845) 783-8172
15 Bailie Ln
Monroe, NY
Century 21 Maxum Realty Corp
(845) 782-7900
341 State Route 17M
Monroe, NY
Bateman William T
(845) 783-6251
236 Orchard Dr
Monroe, NY
Golankie M S
(845) 783-9337
3 Maple Ln
Monroe, NY
Ti-Ann Construction
(845) 783-7528
Bakertown Rd
Monroe, NY
Tondo Concrete Const Co
(845) 782-3118
661 Lakes Rd
Monroe, NY
Gwr Construction
(845) 774-7392
250 Schunnemunk Rd
Monroe, NY
Sunrise Development Co Inc
(845) 781-4815
51 Forest Rd
Monroe, NY
Owen and Son Contr
(845) 783-1432
20 Owen Dr
Monroe, NY
Bmi Decks Inc
(845) 782-1790
64 Shadowmere Rd
Monroe, 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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