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

Local Companies

Northeast Construction Enterprises Inc
(315) 342-2920
391 Nine Mile Point Rd
Oswego, NY
Diment Constr Co
(315) 342-1085
State Route 104 W
Oswego, NY
Dudley John R Constr Co Inc
(315) 343-7865
5848 State Route 104
Oswego, NY
French Construction
(315) 593-6313
104 Bingham Rd
Oswego, NY
Gibson Construction
(315) 343-8688
4570 County Route 4
Oswego, NY
Ferguson Beach Constr
(315) 342-3407
RR 104
Oswego, NY
Pauldine Anthony M General Contractor
(315) 343-6033
190 5th Ave
Oswego, NY
Palmitesso Construction
(315) 342-9313
211 W 6th St
Oswego, NY
P A C Constr Corp
(315) 343-7980
11 4th Ave Ste D
Oswego, NY
Hillside Park Real Estate
(315) 343-7980
9 4th Ave
Oswego, 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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