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

Local Companies

J.T.Quality Tile & Marble.inc
(973) 696-2127
11 Braemar Drive
Wayne, NJ
jbs construction & waterproofing
(347) 583-5313
1149 white plains rd
bronx, NY
On Time Remodeling, Corp
(845) 825-4470
21A Lafayette Street
Spring Valley, NY
GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION
914 406 5513
838 MCLEAN AVE
YONKERS, NY
Van Go General Contracting
(201) 387-9013
326 So. Washington Ave
Bergenfield, NJ
CLODEM CONSTRUCTION
914 803-7177
1-5TH STREET SUIT #3
NEW ROCHELLE, NY
american weatherproofing system
973 9306105
629 river st
paterson, NJ
LL Construction Enterprises, Inc.
914-447-8246
211 Ashburton Ave
Yonkers, NY
Dennis Forte Construction, LLC
914-202-8720
53 Lispenard Ave.
Bronxville, NY
Double Deckers
(845) 356-3325
6 Melnick Dr
Monsey, NY
Data Provided by:
  

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 Home Improvement Products Nanuet NY
As interest in the environment grows, it's hard to turn on the television without seeing a story that offers advice on how consumers can go green. But while it's true that every little bit helps, there are no quick fixes on the road to sustainability. This is especially true in home building.
- Frugal House Framing Nanuet NY
- How to Regreen a Home Nanuet NY
- Green Product Reviews Nanuet NY
- Engineered Lumber Nanuet NY
- Green Products for the Home Nanuet NY
- Energy-Efficient Lighting Controls Nanuet NY
- Environmentally Friendly Oils Nanuet NY
- Green Products - Product Reviews Nanuet NY
- Green Building Products Nanuet NY
Related Local Event
Long Island Building & Facility Maintenance Show
Dates: 5/5/09 - 5/8/20
Location: David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex - Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
View Details