LEED? Sure. But then what?

 

This is the first installment of a multi-part series of commentary on the evolution of sustainability and the role of the design and construction industry in that evolution.

Since its beginnings in 1998, the USGBC has made steady strides in the strength and relevance of its various certification tracks (professionally, and certifications for buildings), and in becoming the default standard for sustainable design in the US. There continue to be other programs that compete for recognition, such as Green Globes, and new ones that are still being developed, like Living Buildings, but for now those haven’t gained the foothold that LEED has in the public consciousness. READ MORE