LEED Exposed

  • Did you know that LEED is not established by a government organization?
  • … that it can add millions of dollars to taxpayer- and privately-funded building projects?
  • … that, despite the costs, many questions remain about its benefit to the environment?
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The Evidence Get the facts about LEED.

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Questionable Science

Studies have called into question question whether LEED buildings are really "green."

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Arbitrary Point System

Buildings can earn illogical points for things that don’t actually contribute to the “green-ness” of buildings.

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Taxpayer Costs

LEED can add significant costs to a new building or renovation project — often paid for by taxpayers.

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Uncertain Future

A growing number of states are moving away from USGBC standards for new public buildings.

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