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
Moore Construction
(845) 258-4909
33 Chardavoyne Rd
Warwick, NY
Mohawk Valley Contractors Guild
(315) 797-2417
1113 Linwood Pl
Utica, NY
Kilmore Interiors Inc
(914) 674-1125
1 Maple St
Ardsley, NY
Peruso John Construction Co Inc
(845) 986-6450
32 Oakland Ave
Warwick, NY
O'grady's Residential Remodeling
(315) 393-9482
403 Cedar St
Ogdensburg, NY
Bellex Excavtng Inc
(914) 963-9556
31 Fullerton Ave
Yonkers, NY
Innerstate Construction Corp
(718) 531-4200
22 Paerdegat 7th St
Brooklyn, NY
Darante Constr Ltd
(914) 345-3330
15 Nepperhan Ave
Elmsford, NY
Slater Slater & Co Inc
(914) 234-4427
444 Old Post Rd
Bedford, 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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