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

Local Companies

Bertrand's Construction
(315) 375-4449
English Settlement R
Ogdensburg, NY
Oliva Construction Co
(315) 463-8684
6724 Thompson Rd
Syracuse, NY
Careful Construction Corp
(914) 736-0004
Arlo Ln
Peekskill, NY
Robert MacDonald General Contracting
(914) 941-0578
93 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY
Walsh G & Sons Inc
(607) 563-3400
27 Smith St
Sidney, NY
O'grady's Residential Remodeling
(315) 393-9482
403 Cedar St
Ogdensburg, NY
Ferracane Joe Construction Co
(518) 432-8098
13 Fernwood Dr
Loudonville, NY
Maximus I General Contractor Inc
(718) 888-2470
12219 15th Ave
College Point, NY
Card David Siding Contractor
(315) 232-2577
13683 Bishop
Adams, NY
Irwin Electrical Co Inc
(212) 431-9886
355 Broadway
New York, 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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