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Is the Grass Greener at Green Globes?

Originally posted on Plasma Air International

Green Globes is emerging as a more flexible, faster to complete and affordable alternative to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. It has earned this market perception without undermining the very integrity of its certification, boasting a similarly structured rating system and producing evaluations that truly represent buildings’ sustainability. Moreover, with recent criticisms about how the LEED certification disregards context and performance, findings that suggest it has little to no impact on worker productivity, and a revenue-generation strategy focused on certifying LEED Accredited Professionals to walk applicants through its complicated certification process, Green Globes has rapidly gained popularity amongst architects, engineers, building owners, and even entire cities.