Gold Standard For Green Buildings Under Fire

LEED wilts as new gauges better measure energy use and costs.

By Theresa Agovino, Crain’s New York


This year, for the first time, owners of 25,000 commercial properties in New York must report their buildings’ energy use to the city. The data will be compiled into publicly posted report cards that officials hope will shame energy hogs into making the renovations needed to improve their scores, much the same way that issuing letter grades to restaurants is making owners shape up. More …


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