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

Local Companies

Good Earth Sales
516-818-2746
po box 711
medford, NY
L S M Development Corp
(631) 369-8058
45 E Main St
Riverhead, NY
Corwin Construction
(631) 727-6327
1117 Northville Tpke
Riverhead, NY
Mitchell Designs
(631) 727-2091
132 Riverside Ave
Riverhead, NY
Evergreen Homes Construction Corp
(631) 924-3993
41 Maple Wood Ln
Riverhead, NY
Autumn Masonry
631-828-1687
10 Locust Avenue
Coram, NY
Holland Construction
(631) 369-5205

Riverhead, NY
Tg Nickel
(631) 208-0565
260 W Main St
Riverhead, NY
Riverhead Estates Inc
(631) 369-7499
135 Northern Pkwy
Riverhead, NY
Constructive Framing Inc
(631) 727-6550
1536 Osborn Ave
Riverhead, 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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