Monday, August 31, 2009

LEED not doing a whole lot of leading, apparently

From the NYT: Some LEED certified buildings aren't who we thought they were.
The council’s own research suggests that a quarter of the new buildings that have been certified do not save as much energy as their designs predicted and that most do not track energy consumption once in use. And the program has been under attack from architects, engineers and energy experts who argue that because building performance is not tracked, the certification may be falling short in reducing emissions tied to global warming.