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

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Distinguish Design
(315) 247-4451
5081 SPRING ROAD
VERONA, NY
T Milo Construction
(315) 826-5022
7455 Crooked Brook Rd
Utica, NY
Rin-Buhr Constr Corp
(315) 732-1231
2150 Oriskany St W Ste 2
Utica, NY
Custom Home
(315) 733-3300
6 Rhoads Dr
Utica, NY
Rich Home Bldg & Development
(315) 797-4512
1600 Gibson Rd
Utica, NY
Lamb's Construction Inc
(315) 363-5537
146 E. Campbell Ave
Sherrill, NY
Beaton Joseph & Sons Inc Excavtng Contrs
(315) 798-1023
6145 Walker Rd
Utica, NY
United Contractors of Utica
(315) 735-6238
1121 Kossuth Ave
Utica, NY
C & G Construction
(315) 738-1561

Utica, NY
Plato Cabinetry
(315) 724-3619
839 Broad St
Utica, 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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