LEED System to be Upgraded
And to follow up on my last post about green building, let me just pass on an article that I saw this morning. According to the Washington Business Journal, the U.S. Green Building Council is planning on overhauling the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) point system next year. Here's a bit from the story:
Described as some of the most significant changes to the LEED system, LEED 2009 has re-weighted certain actions, based on scientific research, in favor of increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions in new and existing buildings. It also entails a new set of regional credits, which are points tailored to match environmental priorities in certain geographic areas.