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

Local Companies

Architectural Resources PC
(716) 883-5566
505 Franklin St.
Buffalo, NY
Ad-Art Color Process of Buffalo, Inc.
(716) 885-6700
1501 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
Robert Miller Construction, Inc.
(716) 434-8807
PO Box 480
Lockport, NY
Electrolab, Inc.
(716) 833-4457
4535 Bailey Ave.
Buffalo, NY
WSF Industries, Inc.
(716) 692-4930
Seven Hackett Dr.
Tonawanda, NY
Kingsberry Construction
1(888)502-0014
Main St.
Buffalo, NY
Tonawanda Coke Corporation
(716) 876-6222
PO Box 5007
Tonawanda, NY
L & L Electrical Construction Inc.
(716) 822-6362
3010 Whitehaven Rd.
Grand Island, NY
Columbus McKinnon Corp.
(716) 689-5400
140 John James Audubon Pkwy.
Amherst, NY
RMS Material Handling
(716) 689-8425
151 Presidents Walk
Buffalo, 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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